Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to continue the Launch Pad reading series with SAME SAME, a new play by Jason Tseng. This free play reading will be performed on Monday, August 21st at 7pm at The Broom Tree Theatre located at 23-35 Broadway in Astoria, NY.
SAME SAME is a queer Asian farce focusing on Kelvin and Victor's relationship as their lives are turned upside down when Victor's mother, June, makes an unannounced visit. Victor isn't out yet, so they rent an apartment on AirBnB from Tristan in order to stage it as Victor's apartment. Familial tensions flare as flames, new and old, threaten Kelvin and Victor's relationship. Meanwhile, June grapples with her own secrets.
The cast includes Wai Ching Ho, Brian McCormick, Ben Bartels, Daniel Patrick Smith and Siho Ellsmore with stage direction by Peter Khuo.
The evening is presented by Mission to (dit)Mars co-founders Kari Bentley-Quinn, Don Nguyen, Meredith Packer, and Laura Pestronk.
Commenting on the play, co-founder Meredith Packer says “It's so exciting to be kicking off our season a bit early this year with Jason's play. It's fun, touching and a great way to bring us all back from the summer.”
Laura Pestronk adds “The amount of action-filled zany fun packed into this play has left me giddily enthralled since Jason first brought a few pages of it in for us to enjoy. Get ready to laugh, gasp, and not even begin to predict what might happen next.”
“Jason takes the structure of a traditional farce and puts a modern, diverse spin on it with hilarious and often touching results. ” said Kari Bentley-Quinn
This free reading is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
To attend, please make a reservation on our website:
The Broom Tree Theater at
Astoria First Presbyterian
Astoria, NY 11106
Directions: Take the N/Q to Broadway.
About the Launch Pad Reading Series
The Launch Pad is a free reading series of new plays by Queens playwrights. The mission objective of The Launch Pad is to serve as a testing ground for Queens based playwrights who need to hear their plays out loud. Because Mission to (dit)Mars was co-founded by playwrights and directors, we understand implicitly how to answer those needs. Through this program, the utmost care is taken to foster a safe and productive environment in order to propel the play forward.
This reading is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.