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WHAT'S A NUYORICAN POET?                 3/13/00

Since you asked: the Lower East Side of Manhattan (where the Nuyorican Poets Cafe is located) has historically been the new home for a large number of Puerto Rican émigrés.  At some point the term "Nuyorican" was coined to describe Puerto Ricans living in New York.  I assume you know what a poet is.

Now that the informational preamble is out of the way, I'm pleased to report that the folks at the Nuyorican Poets Café read EvenHand last week and loved it.  Mike Jones has joined a prestigious group of  screenwriters in being invited to have his work performed there as a dramatic reading.  Here's the information:

TUESDAY, APRIL 4th
THE NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ
* FIFTH NIGHT *
236 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B & C)
New York, N.Y.
Doors open @ 7:30 PM
Reading starts @ 8:00 PM
- - $8.00 per person - -
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 212-529-9329

CAST:

FRANCIS......................................Erik Jensen
MORNING...................................Michael Park
JESSICA...................................Penny Balfour
TOBY.......................................Danny Seckel
MATHER.........................Scott William Winters
CARLA...................................Aleksa Palladino
VICTOR.................................Lou Carbonneau
COACH THOMPSON..........................Gil Rogers
TOBY'S MOM........................Georgienne Millen
DONALD.................................Rudy Roberson
WEN.........................................Ray Serrano
NARRATOR..................................Jon Glascoe

Here's the postcard Lovisa designed to promote the reading
- - Click on the image to see the FLASH version - -

In semi-related news, I saw the Flatlanders last Friday at the Bottom Line.  What a fine show from some great Texas veterans.  The Flatlanders are Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock. Each has had a very successful solo career, but what's so great about the band is that they are all so much better in the group context than as solo performers.  I'm sure Jimmy Dale Gilmore fans, for example, will take exception to that, but personally I find his extraordinary voice (and it is awesome) better when it's not just him all night.

- Joseph Pierson
 


               

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