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Creative Time to Present a Theatrical “Action” in Times Square on Valentines Day

NEW YORK, NY.- This February 14 in Times Square, Creative Time will present Ralf and Jeanette, a one-time-only, ten-minute, outdoor theatrical “action” written and directed by Spanish artists Bestué´-Vives. Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, Ralf and Jeanette tells the entire story arc of a romantic relationship—all in about ten minutes. The play, to be performed in the pedestrian area of Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets at noon, will involve two actors and tell the story of an entire relationship compressed into the space of ten minutes. Over the course of this short time, the two characters will meet for the first time, fall in love, and break up. It will not be immediately apparent to passersby that they are watching a scripted event, however, as the actors will appear to be a normal couple and the dialogue reveals no inconsistencies with quotidian conversation until one listens for a goodly length of time. Above the actors, on MTV’s “44 1/2”