[porto]

 

 

From top: Ugo Chukwo and Julia Sirna-Frest; Julia; Noel Joseph Allain, Julia, Leah Karpel; Julia, Leah, Jorge Cordova; Noel, Jorge; Julia, Jorge; Ugo, Jorge

Photos by Maria Baranova

A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She’s a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender-a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it’s made?

co-produced by WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr
in association with New Georges

[PORTO]
by Kate Benson
directed by Lee Sunday Evans

with Noel Joseph Allain, Kate Benson,
Ugo Chukwu, Jorge Cordova,
Leah Karpel and Julia Sirna-Frest

sets Kristen Robinson
costumes Asta Bennie Hostetter
lights Amith Chandrashaker
sound Kate Marvin
line producers Rachel Karpf, John Del Gaudio

at WP Theater, 2162 Broadway

A stealthily ferocious, comfortingly hopeful, very funny new play! An exhortation to get out of your head and live, in thoughtful pursuit of joy.” Critic’s Pick! – The New York Times

“Laugh-out-loud hilarious.” –New York Magazine

“Hugely worth seeing.” Four Stars! A Critics Pick! –Time Out New York

“Magical, mischievous, and just plain hilarious.” –Theatermania

Extended run!
New York Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Kate Benson & Kate Marvin!

[PORTO] was initially produced by Rachel Karpf, John Del Gaudio and The Bushwick Starr, where it received its world premiere in their 2016-17 Season.

 

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