APAC presents this world premiere drama about Teofilo “Teo” Aguilar, a young, gay, Mexican-American man who's also homeless in NYC. More…
A Texas transplant with big dreams, Teo works as a bank teller, goes on mediocre online dates, and searches for stability and human connection while navigating the tangled shelter system. Using structural elements of choral music and conventions of theatrical magic, 'Evensong' is a tale of survival, growth, and faith in moments of loneliness and solitude.
"The raw yet tender drama of homelessness in New York City, brought to vivid life...All of this could have the potential to descend into melodrama, but Quinana’s script and David Mendizábal’s direction zero in on the ferocity of the characters’ pain while never sentimentalizing it...The holy setting is further realized by Jacob Subotnick’s soundscape and Julián Mesri’s original music, which keep the production moving and allow for moments that are beautifully transporting." Full Review
"Could not have a subject that is any more timely, provocative or pertinent to life in the so-called world’s borough...Quintana brings the small details of each person’s behavior together in a way that results in throughly believable individuals...The playwright brings a strong sense of humanity to each person, engaging the audience and driving the play’s message home...She is greatly aided in that effort by a strong cast." Full Review
See it if this theater company continues to produce great theater! This story gets under your skin and gives you a new way to look at life in NYC
Don't see it if you don't like to be challenged
See it if You are interested in plays dealing with socio-political issues very well written and acted, and want to support excellent community theater
Don't see it if You have negative preconceptions about the homeless and homosexuals and if you lack empathy for those who haven't found their American Dream
See it if You're nearby and you want to support local arts. You want a realistic look at a life at which you otherwise wouldn't take a second glance
Don't see it if you need Disney and shiny things when you sit down in a theater.
See it if You are interested in theater that comes from what's going on around us today; unsolved problems in society, and possible ways out.
Don't see it if You don't like seeing working class, poor, damaged or LGBT people and their issues depicted onstage.
See it if If you think homeless people are living off your hard work and they don't have it so bad. All they need do is get a job.
Don't see it if You can't deal with facing the truth about the homeless and the ongoing crisis in this country.
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