This looks interesting. On September 9th New Georges will present
COMMEDIA DELL SMARTASS a new play by Sonya Sobieski directed by Jean Randich at the Ohio Theater.

COMMEDIA DELL SMARTASS is an eccentric comedy featuring an overachieving Girl Scout who wants to get into a good college, a Fencer who reads Machiavelli, a Clown of ambiguous gender, and a guy named Henry. Sobieski’s play takes place in a slightly alternate reality, and she has chosen her unusual characters to toy with more typical archetypes of high school, such as the cheerleader, the football jock, and the sensitive drama student. It’s just the reminder, all adults need, that the treacherous environment of high school was only the opening salvo for the rest of one’s life. New Georges commissioned COMMEDIA DELL SMARTASS with a generous grant from an individual donor. Artistic Director Bernfield: “This is a show with a lot of energy. We’re using the vast expanse of the Ohio all the way out to the front double doors on Wooster Street. There’ll be a fencing mat running diagonally through the entire space, and design elements inspired by mazes, pinball, and video games will have the effect of a digital jungle gym. It starts with the idea of high school, but then pops all that wide open into a witty, inventive, and most of all surprising theatrical world.”

The complete performance schedule for COMMEDIA DELL SMARTASS (September 9 through October 1) will be: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. There will be two additional performances on Saturday, September 10 and Saturday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. All tickets are $19.00 with Mondays being “pay-what-you-will” (at the door only) performances. Tickets can be purchased at 212-868-4444 or For group rates call 646-336-8077.


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