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Local Performers Recruited For Schoolhouse Theater Production

Students dancing as a part of "A Cambodian Lullaby"
Students dancing as a part of "A Cambodian Lullaby" Photo Credit: Contributed

CROTON FALLS, NY – Six young people from Westchester and Rockland have landed supporting roles in A Cambodian Lullaby, which opens Thursday, March 31, and runs through April 17 at The Schoolhouse Theater.

The production is the New York premiere  that deals with timely issues of the lives of refugees.

Sydnie Heslop, a 16-year-old Mount Vernon resident who attends New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities in Yonkers, received acting and dance training at Youth Theater Interactions, in Yonkers.

Emily Knutsson lives in Waccabuc and is a sophomore at John Jay High School. Iris Nguyen is a 17-year-old Vietnamese exchange student who lives with her host family in Nyack.

Catherine Saraceno, a Somers resident,studies theater at Manhattanville College and will graduate this May. She recently starred in the Manhattanville production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and worked at the New York Renaissance Faire last summer, where she played the town gossip, Sally Overfence.

Kyle Thomas, 20, is a theater major at CUNY’s City College. He lives with his family in Port Chester and is a graduate of Port Chester High School. Alessandra Tucker lives in Cross River and is a junior at John Jay High School.

Playwright Sokeo Ros, whose family story is the subject of A Cambodian Lullaby, likes to include young people from within the community in which he performs because he remembers how dance impacted him when he was in high school.

Performances of A Cambodian Lullaby are Thursdays through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $38 for adults; $35 for seniors and $15 for students and can be reserved by calling the box office at 914-277-8477. The Schoolhouse is located at 3 Owens Rd. in Croton Falls just off exit 8 on I-684. Click here to visit the Schoolhouse on the web.

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