Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream
Iracel Rivero contemplates her life in America and her first trip back to Cuba after leaving as a small child, and along the way tries to answer the question –Where are you from? Miriam Lipner reads “I Came Over on a Boat.”
Switching up the stories, Miriam Lipner explains what happens when an Israeli-born mom takes her American children back to visit the mother country. Entering the country is great, but when you want to leave, Mama Israel makes demands. Here is “First Performance,” read for us by Iracel Rivero.
These swapped stories are from our second show, ironically themed “Firsts,” and were performed live at Jimmy’s No. 43 on Monday, July 30th, 2012.
Here are the switched-up storytellers’ bios from that evening:
MIRIAM LIPNER is very excited to be a part of this project! Some favorite roles include Joan La Pucelle in Henry VI (Judith Shakespeare Company), Lady Percy in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (ShakespeareNYC), Hermia in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (Queens Players), Ellen/Marian Spitzer in Vaudeville or Bust (Stage Door Acting Ensemble), and Little Simone in Quantum Poetics (Stolen Chair). She can also been seen as the Great Pirate Lackbeard in the web series Pirates vs Hobos. Love to Salvatore.
IRACEL RIVERO: in the spirit of the evening’s theme, this is Iracel’s first foray into writing. Thanks for your patience. She recently purchased a record player. If you have comedy LPs, please let her know. She may invite you over for tea and sandwiches.