Downtown Race Riot

Downtown Race Riot

Off-Broadway
Play
Drama
Original
Presented by The New Group

SYNOPSIS: On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men - all white except one - descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld takes us back to that day, to the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. A snapshot of a time not so different than today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction, and when the stakes were truly life and death.

Directed by Scott Elliott

Starring Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Josh Pais, Sadie Scott, Chloë Sevigny, and Daniel Sovich

Show Times: Tuesday @7:30pm, Wednesday @7:30pm, Thursday @7:30pm, Friday @7:30pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @2pm

Tickets from $30

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