Polaroid Stories

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix AZ

written by Naimo Ilzuka
Directed by Xanthia Angel Parker
A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka’s Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters’ lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Inspired in part by Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city, a way stop for dreamers, dealers and desperadoes, a no-man’s land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge and escape. Serpentine routes from the street to the heart characterize the interactions in this spellbinding tale of young people pushed to society’s fringe.
IMPORTANT: This show is appropriate for ages 14 and up.
Join us after the performances on Friday and Saturday evenings for a dialogue with community leaders about homelessness and youth in Phoenix.
Saturday November 2nd 7:00pm
Post show community dialogue about homelessness and youth in Phoenix.