JMAE welcomes Anthony Penino and his educational project:
The Nuclear Plays a cautionary tale written by Anthony P. Pennino
Part of the 10th anniversary season of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the Theaters at the Clemente
107 Suffolk Street, New York City
(btw Rivington & Delancey)
Thursday 7/12 @6:15pm-7:30pm
Saturday 7/14 @3:15pm-4:30pm
Sunday 7/15 @1pm-2:15pm
Friday 7/20 @6:15pm-7:30pm
Sunday 7/22 @3pm-4:15pm
Thursday 7/26 @8:15pm-9:30pm
Anthony P. Pennino offers up a theatrical piece that educates high school and college students about civil defense and the risk of nuclear war. The operating assumption is that while there was a great deal of information about nuclear risk during the Cold War, such knowledge has dropped off to next to nothing.
The need for such information is paramount given mounting tensions with North Korea and Iran.
Pennino’s work is structured as a work of political or documentary theatre along the lines of The Living Newspaper from the 1930s, a major achievement of the legendary Federal Theater Project. The evening will consist of short interconnected scenes enlisting hunor amid information about nuclear war. Furthering the tension, the plot will insinuate that the theatre housing this presentation … is in the blast radius of a bomb that detonates in Midtown. Composed of artists and college and high school students, this piece brings some Orwell, some Fail-Safe, some Day-After. This non-traditional-instyle art piece will entertain, yes … but more importantly, enlighten.
Alberto Bonilla will be directing a company of six actors, comprised of college students from Farleigh Dickinson University.