Come take a ride down Queens Boulevard to the Tunnel of Love in The CalArts School of Theater’s production of On the QT, directed by Gina Belafonte. On the QT will be performed in Butler Building 2 at the California Institute of the Arts (24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia). On the QT will run Friday, December 10, 2010, Saturday, December 11, 2010 and Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8pm with a 1:00pm matinee performance on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Admission is free. For reservations, please visit www.calarts.edu/calendar .
On the QT combines the works of playwright Charles Mee, exploring relationships, sex, and love. On the QT, follows the adventures of a newlywed couple and their encounters with various eccentric personalities in New York City. Through these encounters, the characters grapple with the ideas of marriage, sexuality, intimacy and purpose. Mee’s witty language provides a comical perspective to otherwise heavy sociological issues.
Belafonte returns to CalArts after directing Waiting for Lefty in the 2009- 2010 season. Belafonte has been seen on stage, screen and TV as a professional actor since 1975 as well as produced theatre and film. Currently, Belafonte is completing a documentary on the life of her father, renowned entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte, scheduled for a 2011 release. Over the past 15 years Belafonte has dedicated much of her time to gang intervention work and collaborating with many different arts organizations developing the concepts of and promoting the belief in Interdependence.