Rosemary Mercedes, Pace University
212 346-1637, cell 914-424-3845 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Chris Cory, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164. email@example.com
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW YORK PREMIERE OF
BEIJING PEOPLE’S ART THEATER
WHEN: This Friday, October 7, 12:30 PM.
WHERE: Lobby of Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 31 Spruce St. (across from City Hall, between Park Row and Gold Street)
WHO: the co-presenters:
— Joanna Chan, founder, and Scott Shi, executive director of the Yangtse Repertory Theatre, a New York City-based theater and dance company which is co-presenting the event with Pace University
— David Watson, Pace University Director of Cultural Affairs
WHAT: Details of the culmination of the Beijing People’s Arts Theater’s first U.S. tour, which begins this month at Washington’s Kennedy Center and ends at the Michael Schimmel Center. From November 27 to December 1 the company will present its signature “drama theater” work, Lao She’s “The Teahouse.”
Chinese food will be served.
The Beijing People’s Art Theatre enjoys a distinguished worldwide reputation derived from its more than 12,500 performances of 250 plays over half a century. This tour is its first in the U.S.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2006, Pace is a private university in the New York Metropolitan area with a growing national reputation for offering students international perspectives, opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, and School of Law. www.pace.edu