Celebrate Nueva York!

On November 10, 15, and 17, join the Office of the Provost and Hispanic-Latino Task Force in a celebration of Latino Theater and Film in NYC, featuring Puerto Rican culture, an evening with a Sundance Film Festival finalist, and lice. Keep reading…

The Hispanic-Latino Task Force proudly presents a celebration of New York Latino Theater and Film in NYC.

On November 10, enjoy an evening of theater in the Boogie Down Bronx at Fly-Babies Piojos, Pregones Theater’s biting new musical comedy about lice. Yes, we said lice. And contrary to popular belief, they don’t only happen to the poor. In a world full of class divisions, misunderstandings, and wars, this musical featuring Baroque music, rock, tango, and cha-cha will tackle something common to all humankind–lice, also known as fly-babies.

We know you’re itching to see this, so make sure to reserve your spot to meet the group in front of One Pace Plaza and leave at 6:15 p.m.

On November 15, Pace will host Gun Hill Road: A Screening and Evening with Director Rashaad Ernesto Green in the Multipurpose Room.  Gun Hill Road, an intricate portrait of a family in transition, tells the story of an ex-con who returns home after three years in prison to find his wife is hiding an emotional affair and his teenage son is exploring a sexual transformation.  See the film, which was a finalist for the esteemed Jury Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a discussion with the film’s writer and director.

Finally, on November 17, get a taste of Puerto Rican culture at La Gringa, a play about a young woman from New York who goes to Puerto Rico in search of her extended family and her culture. The group will meet in front of One Pace Plaza and leave at 6:15 p.m.

All events are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and are free of charge. Tickets are available in limited quantity so RSVP to Professor Iride LaMartina-Lens at ilamartinalens@pace.edu or OMA Director Denise Santiago at dsantiago@pace.edu. For more information, click here.