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They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez

October 19, 8 am5 pm.
$15/$12 Seniors, students, tdf accepted

Description:

They Came to the Castle: Immigrants, a Tenor and Lola Montez is a historical play set in the mid-19th century in a now landmarked building in Battery Park–the entry point to the United States prior the facility on Ellis Island. Newly-arrived travelers share their hopes and dreams, seeking love and success in a new land. An Irishman fleeing the potato famine; an Italian man who escaped from forced child labor in the sulfur mines of Sicily; the sole survivor of a pogrom (organized violence against Jews) in a Russian village; a woman who “always felt different” and ran from an arranged marriage; a freeborn African American woman who works for the NYC Commission on Immigration. Castle Garden was briefly a prominent entertainment center. In a re-imagining of a night’s entertainment, the Italian tenor Lorenzo Salvi performs and the infamous dancer Lola Montez recreates her notorious “Spider Dance.”

Location:

Theater for the New City 155 First Ave. at E. 10th St.
New York, NY US

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