I Like to be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, Or, This Is A Mango
by Jenny Lyn Bader, J.Stephen Brantley, Ed CardonA Jr., Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien, Joy Tomasko
directed by Ari Laura Kreith
Theatre 167's Jackson Heights Trilogy — collaboratively written by 18 playwrights — featured 37 actors in 93 roles speaking 14 languages ("an epic song of America's most diverse neighborhood"--Theatermania.) In I Like To Be Here, new faces encounter returning characters and re-imagined scenes from the Trilogy, all in the span of one very late night. An elderly Irish woman fights to keep her home. An Indian cab driver working the night shift yearns for a woman who rises at dawn to bake bread but does not speak her language. A closeted Long Island cop drives in for a date, and a dosa chef inadvertently heals a customer's heart. Drag queens, car dispatchers, underslept parents, gamblers, insomniacs, and dreamers find one another on the streets of Jackson Heights.
9/6/2014 at 8:00pm