Published On: Sun, May 17th, 2009

Yubelky Rodriguez: Pious Poetic Pie Premieres May 21st

Yubelky Rodriguez featured this past Friday at Capicu Poetry at the East Harlem Cafe. Her amazing performance prefaces this great new project that premieres next week. I hope that you will find time to support the arts via Yubelky's work.

Buen Provecho!

As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

Fluidmotion_PPP A new spoken word play adapted from "Medea" by Yubelky Rodriguez and Directed by Denyse Owens. 

PIOUS POETIC PIE uses the explosive nature of slam poetry to adapt Medea's timeless journey of love, loss, and revenge to the multi-cultural community of a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn–where race and economics walk hand in hand.

"It's happening now
never trust the eyes that see blindly
because it… felt right….
to reveal simple verses… my heart….
exposing cuts, now strategic plans…
a vendetta to heal internal wounds 
injuries that will bleed eternally seeping slowly through my skin."

Featuring: Mia Bankston *, Athena Colón, Darian Dauchan *, Jose Joaquin Perez, Mia Van de Water, Rick Younger* (An AEA approved showcase – * Denotes AEA members)

Set Designer: Tim McMath
Costume Designer: Deborah J. Caney**
Lighting Designer: Christopher Brown
Sound Designer: Dave Morreale
Technical Director: Kevin Bartlett
Stage Manager: Patrick McGhee
Postcard Design: Music 4 Robots
(* * Member, United Scenic Artists)

Performances May 21 – 30, 2009 @ 7PM
Matinees on May 23, 24, 30 @ 3 PM 
No performance on Monday May 25

Hudson Guild Theatre 
441 West 26th Street 
Between 9th & 10th Avenues 
New York, NY 10001 
1 to 28th Street or the C/E to 23rd Street

Tickets $18, $15 previews, $12 students/seniors

If you're interested, you can purchase tickets at:
All Capicu Poetry and Sofrito For Your Soul members can get the tickets for 12 bucks… 
type in PPPOET1 at the discount code section… Regular price is $18

This production is supported by the Fund for Creative Communities/NYSCA Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, State Senator Thomas Duane, The John Golden Fund, Dramatists Guild Fund, Nancy Quinn Fund, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Yubelky Rodriguez: Pious Poetic Pie Premieres May 21st