The New York City premiere of The Legend of The Waitress & The Robber, written by Renee Philippi and directed by Ms. Philippi and Eric Nightengale, with an original score by Lewis Flinn will perform May 25 thru May 29 at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NYC, between Rivington & Delancey Streets).
The cross-cultural collaboration is performed in English and Korean, with subtitles for both Produced by Concrete Temple Theatre, Playfactory Mabangzen, Yellow Bomb Inc., and Dixon Place, in partnership with Korean Cultural Center New York, The Legend of the Waitress and the Robber is at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, NYC, between Rivington & Delancey Streets).
Set in a dystopian society, The Legend of The Waitress & The Robber is a comic-book-style mash-up inspired by Friedrich Schiller’s play The Robbers and the Korean novel The Story of Hong Gildong, both Robin Hood-style stories of individuals betrayed by their families. With nods to Weill and Brecht, the characters sing and dance as they fight for what they believe, challenging the timeworn concepts of family and perceptions of ownership and justice. The cast features NYC-based actors Carlo Adinolfi; Rolls Andre; Hye Young Chyun; LisaKitchens; and James A. Pierce III. They are joined by actors from Korea: Ju Yeon Choi; Nam Pyo Kim; WonKyongsik; Eunji Lim; and Noh Yura. Tickets: www.DixonPlace.org