“A Spectacular Night With The Stars: The Golden Age Of Hollywood In Retrograde At The Dawn Of The Empire Of Television” (Play) By Brain Melt Consortium
September 11 to 20
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Ave.
As part of the Theater for the New City Sets Its Sixth Dream Up Festival
Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444. – Other info: TNC (212) 254-1109.
It’s 1960 and the empire of cinema has fallen and a new medium is rising to take its place: television. Judy, a movie star as talented as she is troubled, invites America into her home for a televised variety show filled with her most famous friends. But things are not what they seem in this fabulous affair: Satanism, serial killers, madness and mayhem lurk around every corner. It all culminates in a terrifying occult ritual that may or may not end the entertainment industry as we know it. The play uses the imagery of classic Hollywood as a lens through which to explore our anxieties regarding technology and its impact on contemporary popular culture. Cast of eight, directed by Rachel Kerry.
Complete info: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/aspectat.htm