NEW YORK, NY, October 10, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Live In Theater is thrilled to present Tanya Perez as the new Chief of Police in "The Lombardi Case 1975." The show, set 40 years ago, brings to light the differences in the standards set for professional women in the 1970s. The first female chief of police in New York City was Gertrude Schimmel, who was made captain in 1971. When Ms. Schimmel joined the department on June 5, 1940, female officers could not be promoted above the entry-level post of policewoman, and they were not allowed to go out on patrol. Schimmel changed all of that when she was promoted to chief. It was only in 1910 that there was even a female police officer. As of 2011, women still only make up 12% of the 700,000 police officers in the U.S., and very few women rank above Sergeant.
Live In Theater hopes that by incorporating a female chief, audiences will get an intimate view of the unique challenges faced by women in law enforcement in the early-mid 1900s.
Tanya Perez's television and film credits include Orange Is The New Black, Jessica Jones, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, and more. She can be seen with Live In Theater's "The Lombardi Case 1975" now through the end of the year, with a possibility of extension.
About The Show:
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun interactive outdoor NYC theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops and mobsters.
Upcoming Performance Dates:
October 14, 2017 - 2 PM
December 9, 2017 - 2 PM
February 10, 2018 - 2 PM
March 10, 2018 - 2 PM
April 28, 2018 - 2 PM
May 19, 2018 - 2 PM
More about Live In Theater:
Since its inception, in 2009 "Carlo D'Amore and LIT has been providing innovative top-notch entertainment"- The New York Times "Hugely entertaining"-New York Magazine "Brilliant"-History News Network "This is very different kind of theater unique and wonderful - in the form of interactive and immersive experiences based on real moments taken from the pages of history. With LIT the audience is in the center of the action as they play with award-winning actors. LIT has been praised by audiences and critics alike."- The New York Times "A particularly fine example of outdoor theater"-New York Theater "Like a game of clue come to life".-Theatermania "A living breathing manifestation of the underworld on Manhattan's west side...deadly relevant on top of being excellent theater."
In 2011/2012 LIT was nominated for a prestigious Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience for "The Ryan Case 1873", in 2013 CBS Local voted "Lombardi Case 1975" Top 6 Attractions for Groups in NYC. In 2015 LIT was one of the key players responsible for creating John Dewar & Son's "Malts of Legend" which won the Gold Sabre Award for innovative marketing from the Holmes Report. Since 2000 LIT has seen over 500,000 participants, in May 2017, the company will expand internationally opening in Madrid, Spain.
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