About This Show

Theater for the New City’s 27th annual street theater production is State of the Union, a brand-new, rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy that tours City streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs and is free to all New Yorkers. The production, written and directed by Crystal Field, has a company of 25 actors, twelve crew members, two assistant directors and five live musicians. The play is a biting, satirical commentary about fear, anyone could be a spy. At the heart of the play is the notion that American politics are like oil: “it’s smooth, it’s groove and sticks like flies, but way down deep it lies,” and in no case can the erosion of our civil rights protect us.

Saturday, Aug 2 at 2pm – Manhattan, E. 10th St. and 1st Ave.
Sunday, Aug 3 at 2pm – Manhattan, Peace Place Park, 124th St. (between 2nd & 3rd.)
Saturday, Aug 9 at 2pm – Manhattan, St. Mark’s Park/Abe Lebewohl Pk, E. 10th St. & 2nd Ave.
Sunday, Aug 10 at 2pm – Brooklyn, Herbert Von King Park (Bedford/Stuyvesant)
Friday, Aug 15 at 8pm – Brooklyn, Dino’s Wonderwheel Park, Coney Island
Saturday, Aug 16 at 2pm – Bronx, St. Mary’s Park, 147th St. & St. Ann’s Ave.
Sunday, Aug 17 at 2pm – Queens, Travers Park, Jackson Heights (34th Ave. betw. 77th and 78th St.)
Saturday, Aug 23 at 2pm – Staten Island, Stapleton Houses, 210 Broad Street (betw. Tompkins & Gordon)
Sunday, Aug 24 at 2pm – Brooklyn, Prospect Park, Concert Grove near Wollman Rink
Saturday, Sept 6 at 2pm – Manhattan, Wise Towers, 89th St. & Amsterdam Ave.
Sunday, Sept 7 at 2pm – Manhattan, Central Park Bandshell
Saturday, Sept 13 at 2pm – Manhattan, Tompkins Square Park, E. 7th St. & Ave. A
Sunday, Sept 14 at 2pm – Manhattan, Washington Square Park

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 2, 2003 Final Performance: September 14, 2003