And now…for my next trick!
The last twelvemonth was such a chain of large projects (4 of them) that there has been scant time for what you might call the NYC alt-performer’s DAILY SWIM. First there was Marxfest, then I’ll Say She Is, then Dead End Dummy, and then Horseplay.…Outside the context of those four projects, I don’t think I did any of the usual day in, day out type personal appearances, one offs and smaller scale thingies that usually season our calender.
For the next month or so, however, I will have no less than three such special events, and I dearly hope you’ll join me. Since the last of three has the most seats to fill, I’ll present it first and work backwards….
April 21, 7:30 PM, Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street
FRAGMENTS OF A HOUSE DIVIDED
April, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. To observe the occasion I will be presenting sections of my Civil War circus comedy A House Divided, written as companion piece to Kitsch (presented at Theater for the New City in 2009.) This unique variety presentation features clown bits, a “magic lantern slide show”, live music, farcical scenes from the play and circus and sideshow turns.
In the cast:
Trav SD as circus showman Romulus LeGuerre and his twin brother Remus, a committed Quaker!
Carolyn Raship (Illustrated Slides)
Dandy Darkly as your Gentleman Narrator!
Lewd Alfred Douglas as Castor and Pollux, two dashing and romantical young lads!
Jeff Seal performing a pantomime, twill make you laff til your sides ache!
Jenny Lee Mitchell as the divine Miss Greensleeves, love object and soprano
Jennifer Harder, blowing her bugle and essaying multiple parts!
Justin R. G. Holcomb as Major Anderson
Robert Pinnock as the deformed creature “Murk”
the haunting cello of Becca Bernard
sideshow stunts by CARDONE
and introducing…“Abraham Lincoln”!
Stage Manager: Sarah Lahue
Friday April 3, 8pm, $10 suggested Donation
SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS!:
AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS)
The Curse of the Rat King: Trav S.D. (libretto) and David Mallamud (music) have been collaborating on this campy comic opera since 2010. It is a post-modern mash-up of Universal horror films, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the writings of Sigmund Freud, and numerous other elements. On the bill with him will be selections from Three Way, by David Cote (libretto) and Robert Paterson (music), which has been described as “a kind of NC-17 Il trittico”, and two works with lyrics by UTC#61’s Edward Einhorn: The Velvet Oratorio (music by Henry Akona) and Money Lab (music by Avner Finberg).
The Curse of the Rat King
libretto: Trav SD
music: David Mallamud
libretto: David Cote
music: Robert Paterson
The Velvet Oratorio
libretto: Edward Einhorn
music: Henry Akona
libretto: Edward Einhorn
music: Avner Finberg
Featuring David Gordon, Seth Gilman, Anne Hiatt, David Macaluso, Cameron Russell, and Krista Wozniak with Christopher Berg tinkling the piano keys.
March 27, 7pm & March 28, 11pm