Understand To Be Understood

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About This Show

Written by nine teenagers living in NYC’s shelters, Understand To Be Understood (U2BU) is a day-in-the-life of twelve characters attending/working at notoriously violent high schools in NYC. Meet the “thug” and find a new beat to this stereotype through his profound lyrics. Hang out in the cafeteria and watch a brutal beat down. Are metal detectors at these high schools protecting or damaging NYC’s youth? Juliette Avila directs this work, which is part of the 10th annual New York International Fringe Festival.


Saturday, August 12 @ Noon
Thursday, August 17 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 23 @ 5:30pm
Friday, August 25 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 26 @ 5pm

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 0min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: August 12, 2006 Final Performance: August 26, 2006
Location: Actors' Playhouse Theatre, New York City

100 7th Ave S,

New York,


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