La MaMa ETC and Talking Band present
the World Premiere of
CITY OF NO ILLUSIONS
Written and Directed by OBIE Award winner Paul Zimet
Music by Ellen Maddow
Set Design by Anna Kiraly
Costumes by Kiki Smith
Lights by Mary Ellen Stebbins
Production Stage Manager-Kristin Rose Kelly

CAST: Will Badgett, Annie Henk, Sam Khazai, Ellen Maddow, Colleen O’Neil, Veraalba Santa, Tina Shepard, Jack Wetherall, Eden Zane

THE BAND: Goussy Célestin, Dawn Drake, Marija Kovacevic

February 8-24, 2019

at La MaMa Downstairs Theatre
66 E. 4th Street, New York City.

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A funeral home near the New York/Canadian border becomes a refuge for two asylum seekers. The funeral directors are two sisters whose lives become intimately, farcically, and, at times, dangerous entwined with the refugees. The funeral home is a portal between the living and the dead, and the border at the edge of our country is a potential gateway to a new life. A mysterious group of musicians show up- a shadow band that occupies a permeable space between the borderlands.

A BORDER
A FUNERAL HOME
A SHADOW BAND