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This is Why We Live (9/19/19)
*Post-show discussion following this performance
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 5:00PM

The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
The Downstairs @ La MaMa is located on the south side of East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.
Transportation: F Train to Second Ave; R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place

Running Time: 70 minutes (no intermission)

By Open Heart Surgery Theatre Company Directed by Coleen MacPherson

Created by the company and inspired by the astonishing and ironic poems of Wisława Szymborska, This Is Why We Live is a contemporary, multi-lingual, theatrical collage inspired by 14 poems by the Polish poet. Combining live music, physical theatre and dance, the play invites audiences into the poet’s state of wonder and bears witness to the poet’s visceral encounters with the self and the world.

This is the American premiere of a unique international collaboration between Canadian company, Open Heart Surgery Theatre and Théâtre de L’Enfumeraie (France); blending three languages, we delight in bringing our audience into an intimate experience that celebrates a great female voice of the 20th century.

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Immediately following this performance, there will be a post-show discussion with Anna Frajlich, Coleen Shirin MacPherson and the cast of This is Why We Live.