Some of you may have seen the extraordinary work-in-progress extrav-o-rama preview of this at PRELUDE. If not, now’s your chance to be amazed and delighted by…..
a theatrical-educational shmorgasbord of delectable performance tastiness and nutritional nuggets of fact and insight brought to you by the inimitable and frequently well-groomed National Theater of the United States of America…
NOW through Mar 15
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm
JUST ADDED: EXTRA SHOW: Saturday March 15th at 10.30PM! Why? Because this show is selling out!
Winners of the 2007 Spalding Gray award honoring innovative theatrical vision, the National Theater of the United States of America explore the hotly debated relationship between High Culture and the Mass Entertainment. Channeling the form and style of the original Chautauqua Lectures through their own inimitable aesthetic, theatrical rhythms, and a fair amount of skin, NTUSA combines lecture, debate, scientific demonstration, and duels with jazzier entertainments such as song and dance, dramatic recitals, feats of strength, and joke telling. The company examines their own role as “entertainers” as well as “artists” and question whether or not the convergence of art and commerce is possible, sustainable, and/or beneficial. And there’s beer!
Special Nightly Guests:
Fri 2/27: Robert Zukerman, Sat 2/28 Rollo Romig, Sun 3/1: Samantha Hunt
Wed, 3/4 The Spalding Gray Award with Vallejo Gantner and Kathleen Russo – this evening’s ticket includes post-performance celebrations and libations
Thu, 3/5 Robert Zukerman, Fri 3/6 Rollo Romig (+ Claudia La Rocco’s performance club will be in the house); Sat 3/7: Greta Byrum
Sun 3/8 NTUSA benefit; Wed, 3/11: Zoe Rosenfeld; Thurs 3/12 Greta Byrum; Fri, 3/13: Samantha Hunt; Sat 3/14: Juliana Francis Kelly
Sun 3/15: THE SECRET GUEST
Use code FF15 for $15 single tix and FF241 for two-for-one tickets – code based on limited supplies; blackout dates may apply. Cannot be applied toward past sales.