Prima


“…my favorite, favorite thing that I have encountered in the last few years…
I froze into that enchanted immobility that only the most spectacular shows provoke…
I would actually buy your ticket to this show. I want you to see it that much.
See you at PS!” – Helen Shaw via Claudia La Rocco’s Performance Club Blog Post “The A-List” on WNYC.org (9/19/09)

“Nervy, bewitching performance” – John Del Signore, Gothamist

Two iconoclastic downtown performers entertain, tantalize, beguile, and finally threaten to break the elbows of our Aristotelian/Stanislavskian conceptions of contemporary American theatre and identity as we safely understand them in a new play by Sibyl Kempson. In other words:

Mike Iveson, with his demonic arrangements of the indigenous music of their native New Jersey, joins Kempson in a rapturous and obsessive melodrama of consciousness. Together they distill this 11-person play into a desperate and harried duet.

Part cabaret fiasco, part aesthetic holocaust, their dual dueling performance pits them in a life-or-death struggle for the right to devour the soul of the play.

BONUS EDITIONS:
PLUS Exclusive Late Night Edition: “Emergency or Crime”

Please note that at the Late Shows, the part played by Ms. Kempson will be played by Mr. Iveson; and the part and piano played by Mr. Iveson will be played or appear to be played by Ms. Kempson.
In this compulsory late night companion piece to “Crime or Emergency”, a fifth dimension of dementia ensues. Recommended for those who have already seen Crime and Emergency or who do not get out of bed until 930 PM (wake up Spaniards!) Warning: Ears and eyes may bleed.
Single Tickets: $20 or get The Package: see both for $30.

PLUS Exclusive Holiday Bonus Edition: “Lost Acts of Crime or Emergency”
Ms. Kempson & Mr. Iveson take past performers involved in the evolution and development of “Crime or Emergency” and hold them hostage, forcing them to relive their parts in a weird and festive Stockholm Syndrome-inspired atmosphere surrounded by the infamous debauchery of the PS122 Annual Red & White Party, downtown’s definitive holiday bash. Drinking helmets recommended. Star Hostages: Kate Benson, Kourtney Rutherford, Jason Schuler, Andrew Dinwiddie, Eben Moore, Eleanor Hutchins, Susie Sokol, Jim Fletcher, Johanna S. Meyer, and more to come.
Note: tickets to the 12/15 one-night-only OFF SITE extravaganza are included with admission to PS122 Red and White Party

Developed at Dixon Place, Soho Rep, Fusebox festival, Austin TX. , Supported by a Commission Grant from the Jerome Foundation.

WORLD PREMIERE
Fri, Dec 4 – Sun, Dec 20
BONUS EDITION “Emergency or Crime”
Sat, Dec 12 and Sat, Dec 19 at 10pm
Single Tickets $20, $15 (students/seniors)
Help PS122 Go Green by viewing your Crime or Emergency Program online!

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