Ontological Hysteric Theater: NY Neo-Futurists

This weekend, the New York Neo-Futurists are back at the Ontological. I have written about them before, when they showed some work at the Tiny Theater! Festival this summer. You can look at that review here. I like the energy of this group and each evening they will be joined by a new, different performer, which will add to the chaotic mix. Below is more information on the show. (Their website is also fun. You can see clips from their work here).

New York Neo Futurists’

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October 9–11, 2008

New York Neo-Futurists Justin Tolley, Rob Neill and Connor Kalista attempt to find solace from the blows and bites of the city with a little help from a different, additional neo-futurist each show. This piece will be an original neo-futurist creation containing food, water, music and peanuts with a hint of torment. Taking themes of man vs. city and tenets of Neo-Futurism, Neill, Tolley and Kalista will create a full-length work.

Scheduled to join them:

Thursday: Jacquelyn Landgraf

Friday: Lusia Strus

Saturday 8pm: Cara Francis

Saturday 10pm: Jill Beckman

The New York Neo-Futurists are an ensemble of dynamic writer/performer/directors who are best known for their critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind–a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developing out of the format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the New York Neo-Futurists have roots in NYC from the mid 90’s. Since opening TML in New York, they have created over 1400 plays and continue to present award-winning, new and vital work every weekend in the East Village.

October 9-10, 8p.m.

October 11, 8p.m. and 10p.m.

Tickets $17 adults/$12 students

Tickets available here and through Theatermania: 212-352-3101

Cash only at the door.

At the Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Avenue), NYC

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