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[PORTO] by Kate Benson


We are thrilled to team up with WP Theater in association with New Georges to present the Off-Broadway debut of Kate Benson's [PORTO], which premiered at the Starr last Season!

Beginning January 28 in Manhattan

Off-Broadway Premiere
a co-production with WP Theater
in association with New Georges

by Kate Benson
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
with Noel Joseph Allain, Kate Benson, Ugo Chukwu, 
Jorge Cordova, Leah Karpel, and Julia Sirna-Frest

 "A stealthily ferocious, comfortingly hopeful, very funny new play! An exhortation to get out of your head and live, in thoughtful pursuit of joy." - The New York Times

A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She's a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender-a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it's made?

Earlier Event: December 18
The Bushwick Starr's Holiday Happy Hour