“Capsule 33” at Barrow Street Theatre Begins Performances Tonight
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PERFORMANCES BEGIN TONIGHT
BARROW STREET THEATRE
“C A P S U L E 33”
CREATED & PERFORMED BY
CO-CREATED WITH TATIANA MALLARINO
A THEATRICAL EVENT TO RUN ENTIRELY
ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH OCTOBER 16TH
AT BARROW STREET THEATRE
New York, NY (September 17, 2010) – Barrow Street Theatre has magically transformed the theatre to present Capsule 33, an astonishing new play by Thaddeus Phillips, co-created by Tatiana Mallarino. The 4-week limited engagement begins performances tonight, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. and will continue through Saturday evening, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday evening, September 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
The famed Nakagin Capsule Tower is about to be imploded. Resident of Capsule #33, Milo Dukanovic, and his rubber ducky, Fumio, refuse to leave. See them in their last day in a visually stunning, charming and funny new work from theatrical innovator, Thaddeus Phillips. Capsule33 is set inside a transforming replica of a Japanese capsule living pod, and explores the ideas of Nikola Tesla, micro-architecture, recycled classical texts – and the possibilities of the future. Audience powered foot pumps provide the energy to run the lights, and the sound comes from smashed iphones.
Powered entirely by sustainable energy, the transformative set is designed and constructed out of recycled materials, and uses no electricity from the power grid to run the show. The performance is lit by LED lights that run on a foot powered ‘WEZA’ generator. These generators are commonly used by organizations like Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF in undeveloped parts of the world to supply power for aid projects as large as hospitals and as small as charging car batteries. Upon entering the theatre, the audience is encouraged to take part by giving the WEZA generator a good pump which will supply the show with the power necessary for that performance.
The workshop production of Capsule 33, originally titled Microworld(s) Part #1, received its world premiere at the Off The Grid Festival in Philadelphia in September 2009 and at Buntport Theater in Denver in October 2009. John Moore at the Denver Post had this to say, “I watch Thaddeus Phillips' plays like a kid marvels at fireworks or a teen takes in his first “Laser Floyd”: Mouth agape, eyes wide, synapses exploding. Transfixed.”
Thaddeus Phillips, a former Robert Lepage (Geometry of Miracles, BAM, 2000) collaborator, whose 2006 work, ¡EL CONQUISTADOR!, opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop was recognized with Lortel and Drama League nominations. That production, about a hapless Colombian doorman, toured internationally to Spain, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland and Holland.
The creative team includes James Clotfelter (Lights) and music by the Philadelphia based band, Evening Magazine. The production will be stage managed by Melissa Jernigan and assistant stage managed by Miriam Hyfler.
The performance schedule for Capsule 33 is as follows: Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are priced at $35 and are available through SmartTix (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1 p.m. daily). Student tickets at $20 are available on the day of performance only at the box office.
Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village. Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and M at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow).
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