En Garde Arts presents Fandango for Butterflies (And Coyotes)

February 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Inspired by interviews with undocumented immigrants from Latin America living in New York, En Garde Arts is thrilled to present the world premiere of Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) by Andrea Thome, directed by José Zayas, with original music by Sinuhé Padilla.

General admission:  $20 | Student/Senior: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $15 
Where: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor

Synopsis: Inspired by interviews with undocumented immigrants from Latin America living in New York, the piece will take the form of a fandango, a community celebration where stories are brought to life through live performance, music, and dance.

On the eve of city-wide ICE raids, a group of immigrants gather in an undisclosed community center in NYC for a fandango. As fear encroaches — fear for family left behind in their home countries, fear for loved ones in the middle of their dangerous journey to New York, fear of leaving the sanctuary of the community center simply just get a bag of ice — a sense of camaraderie builds between the participants. Strangers become friends, friends become family, and the fandango plays on.

Support for Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) is provided, in part, by The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Venturous Theater Fund of Tides Foundation, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.