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Roger Furman Reading Series: Staged Reading of Short Eyes RESERVATIONS CLOSED
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Roger Furman Reading Series:  Staged Reading of Short Eyes RESERVATIONS CLOSED

Short Eyes is a powerful drama of prison life set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in an attempt to preserve their sanity and to create a semblance of community. Short Eyes, prison slang for a pedophile, was written for a prisoners' writing workshop during Pinero's incarceration for armed robbery.

9/16/2013
When: 9/16/2013
7:00 PM
Where: The Theater at Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue
United States
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Voza Rivers/NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP in association with The Columbia University School of the Arts, Office of Outreach & Education in collaboration with Columbia Law School's Center for Law & Culture and  The Correctional Association of New York, Community Works,  CommunityMattersNYC, and produced by Andre Robinson, Jr. & Antone Pagan present
40th Anniversary staged reading of the hit
Off-Broadway & Broadway play

 

 

Short Eyes is a powerful drama of prison life set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in an attempt to preserve their sanity and to create a semblance of community.
Short Eyes, prison slang for a pedophile, was written for a prisoners' writing workshop during Pinero's incarceration for armed robbery.

SHORT EYES
Written by
Miguel Pinero
&
Directed by
Jamal Joseph

 Featuring
Bryonn Bain & Antone Pagan

The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue
between 120th & 122nd Street - one block west of Broadway

RESERVATIONS CLOSED

AWARDS
1974 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play
1974 Obie Award Best American Play

NOMINATION
1975 Tony Award for Best Play


Supported in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs New York City, New York City Council, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Member Inez E. Dickens, The New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair, The New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Community Works, and the Arlen Charitable Trust.

 

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