Denise H. Hurd,
Intimacy & Fight Choreography
By Andrew Rincón
Directed by Jesse Jou
With Juan Arturo, Greg Cuellar, Jacqueline Guillén, Ashton Muñiz, and Elizabeth Ramos
Snow in July, comets falling from the sky… the world is thrown into chaos as Cupid rips off her wings and gives up on Love. But her old flame Saint Valentine has a plan to bring her spirit back up, and it involves reigniting the flame between two humans, Alejandro and Benny.
Moving from the Heavens to Hackensack, I WANNA F*CK LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET is a love story of epic proportions that investigates gods and mortals, realism and fantasy, and the shame and joy within Queer love of Color.
Part of New Light Theater Project’s 2022 New Light New Voices Fall Festival.
59E59 Theaters, New Light Theater Project, and Latinx Playwrights Circle are thrilled to be hosting a Latinx/LGBTQIA Community Night on Saturday, October 29. We invite anyone who identifies as Latino or LGBTQIA to join us for the 7:30 PM performance, which will be followed by a talkback with Guadalís Del Carmen, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Latinx Playwrights Circle, Iyvon E., Founder & Artistic Director of Parsnip Ship, Director of Artistic Programs at Signature, and C. Julian Jiménez, Playwright/Associate Professor of Theatre/Chair of Communication, Theatre, & Media Production at Queensborough Community College.
New Light Theater Project (NLTP) nurtures a Collective of artist-practitioners through the presentation of compelling stories across theatrical genres. Founded by Sarah Norris and Michael Aguirre, NLTP believes in the strength of ensemble-work and are committed to fostering their Collective composed of writers, actors, directors, stage managers, and designers from diverse backgrounds. At least 50% of an NLTP production utilizes our Collective while the rest of the production team consists of innovative artists they hope to cultivate deeper relationships with. They are currently one of 59E59 Theaters’ Co-Op Resident Companies.
Read more at: http://www.newlighttheaterproject.com
"A sweet, funny, heartwarming, bilingual, gay, romantic, fantasy comedy."
"What we get with I Wanna F*ck like Romeo and Juliet is genuine charm, wit, enjoyable characters, and often clever dialogue that crosses easily between English and Spanish."
"I left the theater with a smile on my face and in my heart."
"A real treat for romcom fans (and who isn't one?)" – Talkin' Broadway
"The queer AF comedy is a bold, intimate exploration of relationships and identity."
"A romantic tailpin of epic (and hilarious) proportions." – Theatrely
"Andrew Rincon puts together a story that is at once on the far-out fringes of reality, and at the same time resonates the truth about how people feel in their hearts and in their minds when love is at stake."
"Once again New Light Project has proved that they are one of the best theater companies around."
"A brilliant look at how a couple can fight, break-up, and then be taught the lesson of how fragile and precious love is done with great wit, humor and marvelous acting." – Hi! Drama