February Events at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus
Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Long Island University
Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus will host a variety of dynamic theater, dance and family events in February.
The Kumble Theater is located at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org.
Tuesday, February 2, 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
IMPACT Repertory Theatre – “The Long Walk to Freedom”
Harlem's acclaimed and award-winning IMPACT Repertory Theatre performs “The Long Walk to Freedom,” an array of songs and dramatic vignettes highlighting the accomplishments of the civil rights movement. Celebrate the extraordinary talents and unique visions of some of Harlem's most talented young people. All ages. Tickets: $7. For more information, contact Community Works at (212) 459-1854 or www.communityworksnyc.org.
Thursday-Friday, February 4-5, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
The Paper Bag Players’ Great Mummy Adventure
Described as “the most original children’s theater in the country” by Newsweek, The Paper Bag Players perform shows that combine short plays, rousing songs, freewheeling dance, mime and audience participation. For “The Great Mummy Adventure” audiences will take an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs in search of a mysterious mummy. Suitable for ages 4-9. Tickets: $8. For more information, contact The Paper Bag Players at (212) 353-2332.
Saturday-Sunday, February 6-7, 3 p.m.
Dancewave Presents: Kids Cafe Goes to College
Dancewave presents: Kids Cafe Goes to College is a festival that gives aspiring young dancers a first-hand look at professionally-based college dance programs with performances by students at leading dance departments and distinguished high school dance groups. The program includes performances by the Dancewave Company, Dancewave Company II and Young Movers Ensemble. Participating university dance departments include Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, The Juilliard School, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, SUNY Purchase, Ohio State University, Marymount Manhattan, Adelphi University and Hunter College. Tickets: $20; $15 for students with ID, $12 for children 12 & under. For more information, visit: www.dancewave.org.
Friday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.
LIU Latinos Unidos Organization Presents: Latin Fusion - Carnival!
The Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus organization Latinos Unidos presents an evening of Latin culture and carnival. Tickets: $25; $15 for students and seniors.
Saturday, February 13, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Greeting the Arrival of the Tiger
Celebrate the New Year with exciting performances of Chinese traditional art and dance at the New York Chinese Cultural Center’s annual lunar New Year Festival. To welcome the Year of the Tiger, NYCCC presents performances by dancers from Dance China NY and students from NYCCC’s School of the Arts. Tickets: $20; $15 for students and seniors. For more information, visit: www.chinesedance.org.
Wednesday, February 17, 2 p.m.
“It’s a…Baby!” Written and Performed by Cara Restaino
The LIU Department of Communication Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre and John Sannuto, Director of Theater, present “It’s a….Baby!” written and performed by Cara Restaino. In this one-woman show, Restaino tells the humorous and poignant story of a family faced with a sudden arrival. Free admission.
Friday, February 19, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 20, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Ray Quick Presents: “He’s Not Mine, She’s Not Mine”
Ray Quick presents “He’s Not Mine, She’s Not Mine,” a play that exposes the struggles of step-parenting, and highlights both points of view – his and hers! Tickets: $25; $20 for students and seniors. For more information, visit: www.promise-productions.net.
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