A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued, and effaced. Informed by interviews with young prostitutes and street kids, Polaroid Stories conveys a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion and longing. Like their mythic counterparts, these modem-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume. Their language mixes poetry and profanity, imbuing the play with lyricism and great theatrical force.
For mature audiences only. Strong language and mature situations.
Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Jeffery Footer, LMSW CASAC-G Addiction Therapist and Nazareth College adjunct professor in social work, will give a talk-back following the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 15.