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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 05-08-2019

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10 ENTERTAINMENT MAY 8-14, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Burbage Theatre's 'Polaroid Stories' is a modern-day myth The BURBAGE THEATRE COMPANY presents the Rhode Island premiere of "Polaroid Stories," running throught May 19 at TEN31 Productions, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. PAWTUCKET – The Burbage Theatre Company presents the sixth and final production of their eighth season with the Rhode Island premiere of "Polaroid Stories," run ning through May 19 at TEN31 Productions, 249 Roosevelt Ave. "Polaroid Stories" is written by Naomi Iizuka and directed by Kate Kataja. "The play is the most chal lenging offering we've ever served up to our audience, and we have the perfect artistic team to do it," says artistic director Jeff Church. "Polaroid Stories" takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city, a waystop for dream ers, dealers and desperadoes, a no man's land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge and escape. According to a press release, Iizuka interviewed the im pover ished, the addicted, the confused and disillusioned, and superimposed their trials onto the stories of Ovid's "Metamorphoses," creating a new American myth. "'Polaroid Stories' is a visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids that journeys into a dangerous world where mythmaking fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where sto rytelling has the power to transform a reality in which char acters' lives are continually threat ened, devalued and effaced." "Polaroid Stories" conveys a whirl wind of psychic disturbance, confu sion and longing: "Like their mythic counterparts, these modernday mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume. Their language mixes poetry and profanity, imbu ing the play with lyricism and great theatrical force," the press release states. Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 for students. High school students receive free admission to any performance that isn't sold out. PAC members show opens Thursday PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative 2019 Members Only Summer Gallery Show will open Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. The event will showcase works from a variety of PAC members: old and new. Cash prizes will be given away for viewers choice awards. Prizes are awarded based on gallery attendees votes. There will be a raffle prize for the voters as well. Prizes and viewer's choice awards will be announced at 6:45 p.m. For more information, visit www. pawtucketartscollaborative.org . SENE festival begins May 15 PROVIDENCE Now in its 11th year, the Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival will run from May 1518 at multiple venues in Rhode Island. The festival will show case 127 films from filmmakers across the country and around the world, live music, and art exhibits. Over the course of the fourday fes tival, SENE will screen 17 short film programs featuring drama, comedy, animated, documentary, LGBT, sci fi, and horror programs. Screenings will be held in the Columbus Theatre and Brooklyn Coffee House in Providence, the Jamestown Arts Center, and the Warwick Center for the Arts. Tickets to most film screen ings and events are $10. Passes are available for $25 which allow access to unlimited film programs during the festival. Visit www.senefest.com . 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 fax (401) 232-9220 www.ourplacetux.com Tuxedo RenTal h e a d q u a R T e R s $ 40 Off with this ad! 14 Days Notice! • Largest selection of Tuxedo Styles • Largest selection of colors and shades of accessories • All stocked in one location locally • We honor competitor's coupons

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