Tales from the street: Po­laroid Sto­ries

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS -

Kids who live on the streets have to learn early how to lie to pro­tect them­selves. They in­vent their pasts and spin yarns about the fu­ture, trans­form­ing strug­gle into myth as a way to sur­vive the daily degra­da­tions they face. In Po­laroid Sto­ries, set on a pier at the edge of a city and based on in­ter­views with young drug ad­dicts and pros­ti­tutes, play­wright Naomi Iizuka weaves to­gether the sto­ries street kids tell about them­selves, true and false, us­ing Ovid’s Meta­mor­phoses as both in­spi­ra­tion and con­ceit. The pro­duc­tion is di­rected by Brian Gille­spie, a guest artist at Santa Fe Univer­sity of Art and De­sign and the artis­tic di­rec­tor of New York’s Pull To­gether Pro­duc­tions. Po­laroid Sto­ries opens at the Greer Gar­son Theatre at SFUAD (1600 St. Michael’s Drive) on Fri­day, Feb. 26, at 7 p. m. Ad­di­tional shows are at 7 p. m. on Satur­day, Feb. 27, and 2 p.m. on Sun­day, Feb. 28, and March 4 through March 6. Tick­ets, $15 ($5 for stu­dents and se­niors), are avail­able from Tick­ets Santa Fe at the Len­sic (505-988-1234, www.tick­etssantafe.org). — Jen­nifer Levin

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