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Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)

Presented by New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL) at Balch Street Theatre, Akron OH

Mar 26 2021
Apr 11 2021
Across the River (Al otro lado del rio)

A new solo performance by NWPL’s Jairo Cuesta, written by Josy Jones, directed by James Slowiak.

New World Performance Lab (NWPL) presents “Across the River (Al otro lado del rio),” a new solo performance featuring Jairo Cuesta, written by Josy Jones, and directed by James Slowiak. This performance is the first in a series of events NWPL will present this spring in Akron before relocating to Europe. In this intimate and compelling theatre encounter, NWPL co-artistic director, Jairo Cuesta, takes the spectator on the journey of an immigrant. Using both autobiographical details and stories from the field and fiction, Cuesta weaves a mythic tale of the perils, heartaches, wanderings, and wonders of leaving one’s home to settle in another country. The storytelling is made even more vivid by NWPL company member Josy Jones’ poetic playwriting.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, live performances are designed for only a small number of spectators, using strict pandemic guidelines. Performances are March 26, 27, 29, 31, and April 1, 2, 3 at 8pm and March 28 at 7pm, at Balch Street

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Contact: 234-678-8408

Email: nwplab@gmail.com

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Additional time info:

You must have a reservation. Seating is extremely limited due to Covid restrictions. Masks are mandatory.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Balch Street Theatre

220 S Balch Street, Akron, OH 44302


Parking is available in the adjacent lot.


    • Wheelchair Access

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