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New York Classical Theatre: “Force of Habit”
Arts Brookfield presents a New York Classical Theatre Diversifying the Classics staged reading.
Translated by the UCLA Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance.
Hear a new English-language translation of La Fuerza de la Costumbre, read by a Latinx cast.
Can gender be learned and unlearned? Félix and Hipólita, two siblings separated at birth, are brought up in the habits of the opposite gender. Kept close by his mother’s side, Félix is sensitive. Hipólita, trained by her father on the battlefield, is fierce. When the family is reunited, the father insists on making the siblings conform to traditional gender roles. Helped along the way by their respective love interests, the two gradually assume traditional positions, but their journeys expose the limitations of the gender system.
New York Classical Theatre‘s mission is to reinvigorate and create audiences for the theatre by presenting all-free productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces in public spaces throughout New York City.
FREE and Open to the Public
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
FULL SCHEDULE OF READINGS:
MON, NOV 4 | 7PM
Brookfield Properties’ TATA Innovation Center
11 East Loop Road, Roosevelt Island
TUE, NOV 5 | 7PM
Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place