Room with Stars

By Nina Howes
Directed by Elizabeth Ruf
June 2 – June 19
June 2 - June 19; THU, FRI, SAT @ 8 PM, SUN @ 3 PM


Room with Stars

Written by Nina Howes
Directed by Elizabeth Ruf

DATES:  June 2nd to June 19th, 2022.
              Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
RUNTIME: 90 minutes
TICKETS: $18, Students & Seniors $15
Theater for the New City – 155 1st Avenue, NY, NY
There will be a Post-Show Talkback with Carlito Rovira of the Young Lords on Friday, June 17!
Carlos “Carlito” Rovira, joined the Young Lords at the age of 14. During the late 1960s-70s – the Young Lords were a street-youth entity that transcended to a revolutionary political organization.
Today, Carlito is a visual artist who uses his work to promote the ideals of that movement.

Vietnam War-era drama ‘Room with View’ evokes eternal themes BY RACHEL de ARAGON, THE VILLAGE SUN

‘Room With Stars’ at Theater for the New City – EV GRIEVE

This partly autobiographical play evokes the culture and music of the height of the Vietnam War era on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Teenaged Samantha’s dreams of a scholarship to college are shattered when she’s expelled from high school and locked up for her anti-war activities. Her hard-working mom is no help, and her Puerto Rican boyfriend actually wants to enlist. Samantha finds an ally in her boyfriend’s fiery aunt, Angelina, a volunteer at the Catholic Worker. The playwright and the community-minded artistic team of ROOM WITH STARS hope to inspire new generations to speak out against the atrocities of war and all forms of injustice.

Alice Heber Martins
Yesenia Ortiz
Jon-Paul Ruiz
Elizabeth Ruf *

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Production Design: Elizabeth Ruf and Nina Howes
Lighting Design: Alex Bartenieff
Set and Props Consultant: Lytza R. Colón
Sound Design: Joy Linscheid
Costume Design: Nina Howes and Elizabeth Ruf
Board Operator: Karl Bateman
Stage Manager: Emma Vierheilig

COVID Protocol:
As of August 17 2021, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO.
Starting January 29, 2022, children ages 5 to 11 must also show proof of full vaccination. They must show they have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

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