‘Astoria Stories,’ a series of plays celebrating the area, will debut at APAC

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The Astoria Performing Arts Center announced on Tuesday that it has cast the actors set to perform in “Astoria Stories,” a series of plays and musicals to showcase the unique sites that define the neighborhood.

Directed by the center’s Artistic Director Dev Bondarin, each of the 11 writers for “Astoria Stories” were asked to compose 10-minute stories centered around a specific site.

“This workshop production will run the gamut from public spaces, stores, to cultural sites unlocking the unique landscape of the neighborhood,” Bondarin said.

Many of the actors have previously performed at APAC. They include Alex Akin, Marcie Henderson, Greg Horton, Sheila Joon, Nicholas Park, Mauricio Pita, Sai Somboon, Vanessa Spica and Laura Stracko.

Nine short plays will “bridge the past with the ever-changing present” in a “neighborhood rife with history,” according to a press release.

The production will take place at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at 30-44 Crescent St., starting on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m., with shows playing through Feb. 27.

A special performance will take place at the Museum of Moving Image on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and are now available online at www.apacny.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office half an hour prior to the show.