You Are Now The Owner of This Suitcase

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Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Mar 03 2013 except Wed Feb 27 2013. Also includes Thu Feb 28 2013, Sat Mar 02 2013.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Various times
Sunday, February 24, 2013 Various times
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Various times
Saturday, March 2, 2013 Various times
Sunday, March 3, 2013 Various times
Event Info
$18, $16 students and sen
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Recommended Age: 
5 years and older
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The critically acclaimed play YOU ARE NOW THE OWNER OF THIS SUITCASE makes its Manhattan premiere! It’s already at the top of’s Hot List. A contemporary magic realist story… A young woman arriving from Ecuador accidentally switches suitcases with a mysterious stranger. Her quest to recover the missing suitcase will lead her to encounter lovers, dreamers, fighters, an enchanted cell phone, books that come to life, and the best guitar player in the world. Seven authors created this play, combining magic realism with urban grit, melding multiple styles into one voice. Inspired by international folk tales collected in the most diverse neighborhood in the world — tales hailing from Burma, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Pakistan, Persia, Thailand, and beyond. Fun and appropriate for all ages. YOU ARE NOW THE OWNER OF THIS SUITCASE by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les Hunter, Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter, and Stefanie Zadravec Conceived & Directed by Ari Laura Kreith Starring: Cynthia Bastidas*, Arlene Chico-Lugo*, Ross DeGraw*, Samuel T. Gaines*, Andrew Guilarte*, Israel Gutierrez*, Kevin Hoffman, Scott Janes*, Elodie Morss, Flor De Liz Perez*, Orlando Rios*, Alicia Sable*, Indika Senanayake*, and Nela Wagman* Tickets available via Smarttix at (212) 868-4444 or For student/senior tickets use code Harvard167 For $10 tickets for kids under 10, use code RubyRoo *appearing courtesy AEA This play is the part of the Jackson Heights Trilogy ("an epic song of the world's most diverse neighborhood" — Theatermania) — but you can see any of the plays independent of one another, they are not chronological, they are just all inspired by the same magical neighborhood... This is the one of the three plays that is suitable and fun for all ages! Small children, tweens, teens, and adults all enjoy this show. The building has an elevator. The show has an intermission. Running time: 95 minutes


“Wonderful theatre… full of humor, heart, and imagination… with highly inventive writing.” —NY Theatre “An irreverent imaginative collage of contemporary folk tales and bumpy real life” —Brooklyn Rail “Not to be missed" —OnVerge “Completely local, totally meta, quietly groundbreaking” —Create Culture a Good Odds pick —Time Out New York


Wednesday Feb 20 at 7:30pm

Saturday Feb 23 at 4pm

Sunday Feb 24 at 2pm

Thursday Feb 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday  March 2 at 4pm
Sunday March 3 at 2pm
777 Theatre
777 8th Avenue 2nd floor
10036 New York , NY
Phone: (212) 868-4444
40° 45' 38.9268" N, 73° 59' 14.3484" W
New York
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