THEY CAME TO THE CASTLE: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez

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THEY CAME TO THE CASTLE: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez
November 4-21, Thursday – Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm.
155 1st Ave. (9th & 10th Sts.) Res/Info: 212-254-1109
Tkts: $15, seniors/students $12, TDF accepted.
They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez is a historical play set in the mid-19th century in a now landmarked building in Battery Park–the entry point to the United States prior the facility on Ellis Island. Newly-arrived travelers share their hopes and dreams, seeking love and success in a new land. An Irishman fleeing the potato famine; an Italian man who escaped from forced child labor in the sulfur mines of Sicily; the sole survivor of a pogrom (organized violence against Jews) in a Russian village; a woman who “always felt different” and ran from an arranged marriage; a freeborn African American woman who works for the NYC Commission on Immigration. Castle Garden was briefly a prominent entertainment center. In a re-imagining of a night’s entertainment, the Italian tenor Lorenzo Salvi performs and the infamous dancer Lola Montez recreates her notorious “Spider Dance.”
Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation, the Arch and Bruce Brown
Foundation and individual donors.
Set design by Mark Marcante
Lighting by Alexander Bartenieff
Costumes by Everett Clark.
Sound design by Joy Linscheid
Original music by Allison Tartalia
Choreography by Robert Gonzales Jr
Stage Manager Selear Duke
Graphic design by Virginia Asman
Photo and video services by Joe Bly
Featuring JC Augustin, Drew Brock Baker, Grace Canahuati, Christine Fiala, Christopher Lowe, Lisa Monde, Adara Totino, Ciaran Walsh, Rebekah D. Wilson.

COVID Protocol and Etiquette:
As of August 17 2021, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO.
Proof of vaccination may include the NYC Vaccination Record, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), Excelsior Pass or NYC COVID Safe App.

All patrons must be vaccinated in order to see shows. Please provide proof before purchasing tickets.
Everyone must wear a face mask for entry into the theater or when moving around.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: November 4, 2021 Final Performance: November 21, 2021
Location: Theater for the New City, New York City

155 First Avenue,

New York,


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