Theater

Daniel Fish: A (Radically Condensed and Expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (After David Foster Wallace)

In his novels David Foster Wallace wrote copious notes, and at the Prelude Festival performance it was interesting to watch the notes interacting with the narrative. Notes are always the thing one skims over or skips, but during this performance they seemed to take on equal weight.

Talking Band’s Hot Lunch Apostles Serves Up Religion, Raunch, and Desperation

The company is the Talking Band, and the show is Hot Lunch Apostles. When the play was first produced at La MaMa in 1983 and again in 1984, its apocalyptic vision of 50 million unemployed and a society dominated by religious fundamentalists was set several decades in the future. In this remount—set to open on March 1, 2012—the production is set in the present.

Excerpt from Hot Lunch Apostles

Barney, the carnival barker, and his assistant Loop are planning the schedule for their next few weeks.

In Dialogue

Resuscitating Carrie
LAWRENCE D. COHEN with Tommy Smith

Lawrence D. Cohen is the screenwriter of Brian De Palma’s legendary adaptation of Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie and book writer to the equally infamous 1988 Broadway musical adaptation. The new version of the musical—staged by Stafford Arima with an entirely new cast and design team—is now playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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MAR 2012

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