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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!

Now extended thru March 4!

Critics Pick! “A stealthily ferocious, comfortingly hopeful, very funny new play.”
The New York Times

“Laugh-out-loud hilarious and agonizingly true.”
New York Magazine

Four Stars - A Critics Pick. “Hugely worth seeing.”
–Time Out New York

“Magical, mischievous, and just plan hilarious.”

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 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: January 16
Artist-Run Venues: An Exponential Panel
Later Event: February 25
Starr Reading Series: Spring 2018