by Mr. Adam Bertocci, Directed by Mr. Frank Cwiklik, Choreography by Miss Becky Byers
One of the most unlikely and extraordinary success stories in modern theater, this is the US premiere of filmmaker Adam Bertocci’s keenly observed parody of Shakespearian archetypes, theatrical convention, modern pop culture, and especially the most beloved work of the Brothers Coen, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF LEBOWSKI. Being the misadventures of the beloved rogue known only as The Knave, his explosively assertive cohort, Sir Walter of Poland, and the lady Maude Lebowski, artiste and schemer, whose father Geoffrey “The Big” Lebowski’s declining fortunes trigger a deluge of thievery, kidnapping, violence, mayhem, ninepin, and micturation, all of which lead the normally passive Knave into greater and greater danger, or at least greater and greater confusion. Plus, a pederast named Quince. If it all sounds familiar, it is, or at least it will be until DMT gets a hold of it.
An instant internet sensation and overnight cult favorite, this ceaselessly clever, daringly devious cultural mashup is perfect for DMTheatrics’ signature irreverence, fearlessness, and bravado, and the combination of Bertocci’s sharp wit and indie theater veteran Frank Cwiklik’s trademark bombast is guaranteed to blow the roof off of The Kraine Theater. The show has already gathered a massive worldwide following, with fans from as far away as Baltimore, Detroit, the UK, and even Sweden already booked to attend this pop culture event. Already a runaway smash, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF LEBOWSKI has broken Horse Trade – and possibly NYC indie theater – records by selling out its opening weekend Saturday night show within 36 HOURS of tickets being made available, and its second weekend Saturday night sold out barely 48 hours later. This is THE indie theater event of the year, and anyone who is anyone is coming!
About the Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.