a play by Damian Wampler, directed by Angela Astle

Best friends, separated by choice, reunited by fate.

Starts Friday, June 12 for 6 shows at the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette.

Showtimes: Friday, June 12, 5:30pm,
Sunday, June 14, 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 17, 4:00pm
Thursday, June 18, 4:00pm
Friday, June 19, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 28, 1:00pm

Tickets are $18 at http://www.planetconnectionsfestivity.com/

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Twin Towers opens tomorrow at the Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette - but what is the play about? Quite simply, it focuses on two young men, Trevor (left, played by Kena Anae) and Jamal. Both fatherless and raised like brothers in the Bronx, the two meet again in their old neighborhood after five years apart. Jamal is returning from 5 years living overseas (which began with Peace Corps service) and Trevor is returning from a second tour of duty in Iraq. Trevor's return sparks a rush of childhood memories and emotions, while they both struggle to contain the feelings that are really inside them. In their youth, the boys were nicknamed the Twin Towers because of their strength and athletic ability, and while the play doesn't directly deal with the terrorist attacks on 9/11, it does confront the social and political issues of the Bush Era as it plays out on real people. Life isn't about the situation you are given, but how you react to the challenges you face. But the play isn't preachy - it uses music, dancing and a Brazillian martial art called Capoiera to move the story forward. Like my playwriting teacher in college said, "Don't be boring!"

For tickets and showtimes, visit www.twintowersplay.com

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