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A slave ship has emerged in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending New York City into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration. In this solo tour de force, featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song, Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters, including a homeless man, a scientist, a Republican business executive, a street vendor and an 11-year old boy from the projects. Through the characters’ individual responses to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves together stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free.

Tickets to attend this special community event are free, thanks to the generosity of Susan and Peter Mallory.

Performance Information

Running Time
80 minutes, no intermission.

Gil Cates Theater
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Emergency Playbill

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