All I can say to intro this is, if it's aaaanything like the show I did with this gang last summer, we're all in for an absurd comic treat!! I'm gonna go! Wanna come with?
Thinking Person’s Theatre
As part of
the 4th annual
GREAT DAMES, SLEAZY GROOMSMEN AND INNOCENT BRIDESMAIDS TAKE THE STAGE IN A HYSTERICAL, TRUE-TO-LIFE COMING-OF-AGE STORY AT PERFORMANCE SPACE 22. PERFORMANCES BEGIN JULY 20.
Blue Dress Reduction, a workshop performance, follows a wedding weekend full of foibles, folly, and faux pas—ultimately exploring the nature of modern-day friendship and what it means to say goodbye. Three childhood friends, (Bent, Hoo and Stevenson; directed by Meghan Finn) reunite to tell their story as bridesmaids at an English countryside affair. As the trio navigates the tensions between the bride's ashram-going Jewish family and the groom's upper crust Brit clan, they must tag along on a quest for "wedding weed," endure "luxury loos," and encounter a parade of wedding party characters including great dames and sleazy groomsmen. Can childhood bonds survive the tests of travel—and weddings—on foreign soil? Why do people have to grow up and change? Social calamities, travel mishaps, (dis)invitations, and misunderstood emails are exposed through storytelling, video, song, and dance. Though a satiric romp in tone, at the heart ofBlue Dress Reductionis an exploration of the growing pains into adulthood.
All performances are at PS 122 150 1st Ave (b/w 9th and 10th streets) downstairs theatre Tuesday July 20 at 7.30pm Wednesday July 21 at 7.30pm Thursday July 22 at 9.30pm Friday July 23 at 7.30pm Saturday July 24 at 7.30pm Tickets online at www.ps122.org or by phone TheaterMania 212.352.3101
Praise for Thinking Person’s Theatre
“Writer-performerEliza Bent’sShe of the Voiceis a rascally amuse-bouche.” —Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
“Bent's song lyrics are a riot.” —Richard Hinojosa, nytheatre.com
“She of the Voice sure thinks big. The direction (by José Zayas) is polished, the songs (lyrics by Eliza Bent) catchy, the sound design (by Matt Tennie) superb.”—Garrett Eisler, Village Voice