Ari Laura Kreith, J. Stephen Brantley, & Jerreme Rodriguez of “I Like To Be Here…”

I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A MangoTheatre 167‘s I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango is part four of a trilogy—yes, you read that right—looking at one of the most diverse neighborhoods not just in New York, but in the world. Through inter-connected stories taking place over one night, the play weaves a tapestry of this unique community and its residents.

Director Ari Laura Kreith, playwright J. Stephen Brantley, and actor Jerreme Rodriguez join me on the mic to explain how one play about Ari’s neighborhood turned into four; listen in as they discuss what happens when you write a role that your director decides only you can play, getting inspiration from your neighborhood, and Ari & J. Stephen share their choices for best Indian restaurants (and Indian sweets) in Jackson Heights.

“…about the connections between really different cultures and communities, and what they have in common…with the Jackson Heights trilogy, it’s about all of these different cultures coming together in one place…that’s Queens, right?”

Theatre 167 presents

I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango

written by Jenny Lyn Bader, J. Stephen Brantley, Ed Cardona Jr., Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien, & Joy Tomasko
conceived & directed by Ari Laura Kreith

thru September 27, 2014
Wednesdays thru Saturdays @ 8pm

The New Ohio
154 Christopher Street
Manhattan

tickets: $18 ($16 students/seniors), available via OvationTix

I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, photo by Joel Weber photos by Joel Weber

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