THE TALKING BAND'S "MARCELLUS SHALE"
The Talking Band in Marcellus Shale
The Talking Band, one of NYC's longest-running and most adventurous indie companies, returns with their newest music-theater work, Marcellus Shale, at La MaMa beginning on May 24. This timely play is set a few years in the future and deals with the effects of fracking on a small town, environmentally and politically. Read playwright Paul Zimet's preview Q&A interview about the show. And learn more about Paul on Indie Theater Now.
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DELICIOUS RIVERS by
Set in a New York City post office, this funny and moving music-theatre work explores the pleasure of deductive reasoning, the solution of a mystery, the link between order and the unexpected, and the delight in discovery of pattern and meaning.
WHITE BABY, ENTREE & CHOCOLATE CHIP FRIDAYS by
David Lee White
Three, three-character comedies about having babies, hiring crazy people and have allergic reactions to shellfish.
SOUTHERN GOTHIC NOVEL: THE ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI SEX-SLAVE INCIDENT by
A solo play about a fictional book that feels like a movie: Viola Haygood chases her newest unavailable love amid town panic, disappearing young women and an FBI investigation.
Two performers - one amateur, one professional - are living/performing their
unscripted love story in a storefront window.
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