The People’s Theatre Project Summer Reading Festival kicks off Sat., May 7 with a presentation of “Le Roy, Le Roy, Le Roy” at 7pm at the office of the Manhattan Times newspaper. As a prelude to the reading local photographers will host the opening reception of the exhibit "If i didn’t have to be me..." which directly ties into a theme of the play.
Background on the play reading:
“Le Roy, Le Roy, Le Roy” written by Paula Gilovich and presented by People’s Theatre Project, is the first in a series of five plays the group will conduct during the summer in local venues. The play is based on the real life story of a homeless, gay, teenager who launched an improbable career as a writer. It explores the crisis of fiction and nonfiction, the loose grip we have on reality as we turned over the millennium and what identity is and isn't. With a quantum physics approach, the play takes into consideration the various worlds that live inside and next to each other when the human impulse to create runs completely free.
The reading begins at 7pm and will be followed by an audience discussion led by Manhattan Times Associate Publisher Mike Fitelson.
Background on the exhibit:
The exhibit includes 14 photographers exploring the idea of identity and wish fulfillment in response to the idea: "If i didn’t have to be me..."
Photographers include: Christopher Auger-Dominguez, Rudy Camacho, Dawn Chase, Carrie Crow, Aracelis Diamantis, DJ Boy, Mike Fitelson, Briana E. Heard, Caren Litherland, RoughAcres/RL McKee, Robert Polanco, Anna Purves, leslie j. yerman, Emily Weissman.
The opening reception lasts from 5:30-6:30pm.
The Manhattan Times is located at 5030 Broadway, Suite 801 at W. 214th St. 212-569-5800.
Learn more about People’s Theatre Project at: www.peoplestheatreproject.org.