Monday, May 29, 2006

A Night of NY Theatre

On Thursday night we saw a friend perform in The Ives Six Pack, a series of six plays by David Ives. Held at the Arclight Theatre (71st between B'way and Columbus), the Bang Theatre Collective entertained the 100 or so audience members with a unique of brand of comedy - favorites included: Words, Words, Words where the actors play monkeys who are locked in a room full of typewriters with the premise that they will eventually type out the script to Hamlet; Time Flies where two courting mayflies come to grips with their mortality; and The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage - a spoof on British murder mysteries.

I wasn't familiar with Ives' material prior to seeing this show but it proved to be intelligent, humorous and emotional and was well conveyed by the Bang Theatre Collective's talented group of actors.

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