Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions brings political comedy, BUFFALO HEIGHTS, to Planet Connections this summer.
Deported from France, expatriate Fran, a lesbian, attempts to start a new life in the land of opportunity, Buffalo, NY. Her new career as a high school French teacher is sidetracked after getting on the bad side of a congresswoman’s power-hungry daughter.
Born of an idea producing artistic director Jake Lipman had to combine comedy with the dark conflicts in the classic plays, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and RHINOCEROS, this new work, BUFFALO HEIGHTS, explores – through absurdist comedy – the ultimate victories of pride and justice. The play received a Puffin Foundation grant in 2014. www.tictheater.com.
The 2017 Planet Connection Theatre Festivity runs June 12 – July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. BUFFALO HEIGHTS performs: June 15 @ 7:00 PM; June 17 @ 1:15 PM; June 19 @ 9:00 PM; June 24 @ 3:30 PM; June 25 @ 9:30 PM; and June 30 @ 7:15 PM. For tickets, go to PlanetConnections.org.
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity are multiple theater, film and music festivals. Planet Connections’ artists use their work to shed light on causes that matter and inspire audiences to get involved. All of PCTF’s artists raise awareness for an organization or topic of their own selection.