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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.
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:
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