Play by Bayonne native Edwin Rivera-Arias to be staged on May 9 in NYC

POSTER OF IN THE PALACE OF THE PLANET KING BY Edwin Rivera-Arias

Edwin Rivera-Arias, a Cuban-Colombian playwright from Bayonne, will have his first full-length work for the theatre, “In the Palace of The Planet King,” produced in the Downtown Urban Arts Festival. The single performance will be on May 9 at 8 p.m. at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St., New York.

The play focuses on two “streeted-down been-around men and a crawling mute” who find themselves locked away in a bleak and sinister institution they can’t puzzle out. Soon enough it dawns on them that the game’s been fixed at jump street. In other words, they might be doomed to a life sentence and– wouldn’t you know it?– there ain’t a parole board in sight.

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The play stars veterans of Broadway, TV and film, Kevin Bernard, Willie C. Carpenter, Francisco Solorzano and Willie Carpenter and is directed by Nelson Avidon.

Tickets are $20 and be purchased here.