September 10 to 17, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of the Dream Up Festival 2017.
September 10 at 8:00 PM, September 12 at 9:00 PM, September 13 at 6:30 PM, September 17 at 8:00 PM,
Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org.
Running Time: 45 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances.
“For What It’s Worth,” written and directed by Chris Bayon, is a musical about a group of talented jazz and classical musician-actors living and working in New York City. Set in the 1930s, the play peeks into a society where the classical instrumentalists are the elite while the Jazz players are poor street workers. It becomes a musical battleground between jazz artists and classical musicians when Christopher, a struggling trumpet player, falls in love with a violinist, Carolina, who comes from an upper-class family. The two cannot be together but still try even though Carolina’s family and Christopher’s peers do not accept their love. Will they end up together or will their peers and families tear them apart first?
“For What It’s Worth” made its world premiere at Theatre 80 St. Marks and has been presented at the New York New Works Theatre Festival on October 2017, FRIGID Festival in New York on September 2017 and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. It is being presented in TNC’s Dream Up Festival as a special engagement.