Friday, December 14, 2007

Gothamist: Pencil This In:

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma – named after a passage in Kafka’s Amerika – have taken over a former indoor playground in Tribeca and filled it with their must-see idiosyncratic epic No Dice. Staged as a sort of cheeky homage to dinner theater, with sandwiches before the show and wine and dessert during intermission, the hilarious and remarkably unique production tweaks dialogue transcribed from over 100 hours of tape recorded telephone conversations between the actors and their friends and family. Performed in outlandish costumes, with jerky, absurd gestures and melodramatic intensity, the effect is sort of like a podcast of Overheard in New York remixed by Danger Mouse – if such a thing was possible.

2:30 PM