The Queens Pride House in Woodside played host on Saturday, November 22 to a preview of “Los Pajaros: Vuelven a Volar” (“The Birds: Fly Again”), a play based on a Mayan Indian Tale brought to life by Latino actors from the Fanboya Theatre Group. The play uses themes of magic and song and dance to explore social taboos and the lesson that “finding one’s identity is a matter of believing.” Set in Queens, the play in part explores the unsolved murder of Eddie Garzon, a Latino immigrant slain in Jackson Heights in August, 2002. An overflow crowd of 150 attended the preview. Charles Ober, executive director of Queens Pride House, is shown here (left to right) with Fanboya directors Stephen Downing and Fernando Gonzalez, and two actors from the play. “Los Pajaros: Vuelven a Volar” will premier in April at Manhattan’s Red Carpet Theater.
PHOTO: Courtesy Queens Pride House