This production is a tribute to Ronald’s brother, Harvey Tavel, original director of these plays and “the power behind the throne” of the genius of Ronald Tavel and The Theatre of the Ridiculous.
“Kitchenette” is the story of two couples, who interact in psychosexual, abusive ways. Occasionally a filmmaker character takes part in the action, instructing the actors what to do, all of it going beyond the absurd into the thoroughly ridiculous. Performed by Kika Child, Richard Craven*, Eva Dorrepaal, Jorge Acosta* and Norman Glick.
“Kitchenette,” second production, 1970. L-R: Fred Savage, Mary Woronov, Harvey Fierstein, Mary McCormick.
Also, keep the date:
April 23rd, 24th and 25th 2015 at Coney Island USA, my solo show “Lovers, Letters and Killers” will be opening at Dick Zigun’s Theater. I wrote this piece over the last 7 years, so this is a historical moment. It is a juxtaposition between the life of Mata Hari and my own adventures.
Here is the quiz:
What does she mean with beyond the absurd?
A. lots of fishnet stockings, skeleton make-up and claws
B. That means you can wait forever for Godot….
C. It means Dorrepaal is overreacting
D. theater of the ridiculous, an obscure avant-garde movement from the 60’s, grotesque and bizarre style.
If you reply fast with the right answer, you can win a comp ticket.
Hope to see you,