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Event: 'Wonder Bread: A Comedic Show On The Coming To America Of A Polish Farmer's Daughter, NYC' Print
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Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 9:00 pm
Contact Info:
Email: js@jsnyc.com

So that one of his daughters could see the world, the father of Polish-born
actress Danusia Trevino had to work hard, save and borrow. To get Danusia
her first airline ticket to New York, he bribed the ticket clerk (a lady
with a purple beehive and a golden tooth) with a pig. The first time
Danusia arrived here to visit relatives in Valley Stream, NY, she ate a peck
of fresh fruit and drank a gallon of Tropicana (no pulp). She couldn't
sleep wondering if she would put her Wonder Bread in the toaster the next
morning, or eat it soft. Her story of coming to America, and coming into
herself here, is "Wonder Bread," a solo show. Theater for the New City will
present the premiere of the piece March 11 to 28, directed by Aleksey
Burago.

"Wonder Bread" is a fairytale-like odyssey about a farmer¹s daughter from
behind the Iron Curtain. Escaping her poor village in Poland, where she
helped her family grow tomatoes, she flew here first for a three week
vacation and subsequently came back to stay. Eventually she achieved the
secure married life in America that her parents had wanted for her, but
realized that it was not exactly what she desired. At 28, she met Iggy Pop
and experienced teenage rebellion. She rejected her past, painfully tried to
reinvent herself over and over, only to realize one truth: there is no hope
for happiness without the acceptance of one¹s roots.
March 11 to 28
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at E. 10th Street)
Presented by Theater for the New City
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm
$10; Box office (212) 254-1109


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