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312 W. 36th Street, New York, NY

March 1st: 11am & 8pm

March 2nd: 11am & 8pm

March 3rd: 3pm & 8pm

March 4th: 3pm

Museum of the City of New York

April 14th: 1pm An excerpt of the show will be performed in honor of the exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.

Show Description

Forty layers! There are forty layers of wallpaper on the walls of an aging New York City tenement building. Forty layers were plastered to the walls by the hundreds of immigrant families who called this building home.   Each layer contains stories of everyday Italian, Jewish and Irish immigrants surviving storms, building bridges, creating new policies and shaping a new American identity.  The steady walls of this aging building  have been keeping these stories safe for over 100 years, but soon the building will be torn down. What will happen to these extraordinary stories of ordinary immigrants when the wrecking ball arrives? The building is determined to save the stories even if it can’t save itself.  Brought to life with puppetry, mask, live action and music.

Ideal for ages 7 and up.

Creation Generously Supported By:

                       2017 Family Grant Recipient

                       2017 Family Grant Recipient

 

 

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Creative Team

Rachel Sullivan and Liz Parker: Co-creators/ Performers

Spica Wobbe: Puppetry and Mask Design

Vlada YanevA: Original Music

MARGARET BAUGHMAN: STAGE MANAGEMENT  

PEIYI WONG: SET DESIGN

CAT FISHER: COSTUME DESIGN

SARAH JOHNSTON: LIGHTING DESIGN        

CAROLINE ENG: SOUND DESIGN