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Cultures, Languages Intersect in New Play of NYC Neighborhood

Theater artist Ari Laura Kreith lived in or visited 37 countries as the child of a peripatetic mathematics professor. So it was to be expected that she felt at home when she moved in 2005 to a neighborhood in New York City that may be the most culturally diverse spot on the planet. An estimated 167 languages are spoken in Jackson Heights, a neighborhood in the Queens borough that is populated by immigrants from all around the globe, from Asia to Latin America. “What’s amazing is that...

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