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“Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)”
October 23, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$36.50
En Garde Arts’ acclaimed production of Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) – a New York Times Critic’s Pick – which was shutdown mid-run in 2020 due to the pandemic, is returning for ONE WEEK ONLY.
Written by Andrea Thome, directed by Jose Zayas, with music by Sinuhé Padilla and inspired by interviews with undocumented immigrants from Latin American. On the eve of city-wide ICE raids, a group of immigrants gather in an undisclosed community center in NYC for a fandango. As fear encroaches — fear for family left behind in their home countries, fear for loved ones in the middle of their dangerous journey to New York, fear of leaving the sanctuary of the community center simply just get a bag of ice — a sense of camaraderie builds between the participants. Strangers become friends, friends become family, and the fandango plays on.
En Garde Arts creates, produces and presents bold theatre experiences that reach across artistic, physical and social boundaries. We aim to increase empathy and open-mindedness by illuminating nuanced perspectives and unspoken truths behind the salient issues of our time. By bringing together artistic teams with non-arts partners from the outset, and merging seasoned theatre-goers with new audiences, En Garde Arts sparks dialogue among people not normally in conversation, both in New York and beyond.
Currently, all performances are Vaccinated Only Performances; patrons attending performances will be required to show proof of vaccination (NY Excelsior pass or vaccination card) and be masked inside the building.