BABY PLAYS THE BANJO

Genre: Comedy
Written by Kimberly Pau, Directed by Eric Mercado

Marie is in love with the pop star Justin Bieber.  Her mother is too large to get off the sofa, and her Dad spends most of his time with his best friend Rob both racing bicyclists who are always in uniform.  Too busy IMing Justin to become the famous dancer her mom wants her to be, Marie confesses to her mom that Justin Bieber has impregnated her.  Mom attempts to confront Justin by watching and responding to an interview with him on YouTube, while Marie is spontaneously able to play the banjo. Baby Plays the Banjo explores our love of the mainstream media and how it comforts us.

From the Playwright

I recently heard Adam Curtis lecture and he said something that really moved me and summed up what I’m going for thematically with Banjo, “because all we think about is ourselves we are imprisoned by our own feelings.” So, to be more specific, I hope the audience is influenced by the show’s depiction of our dependence on the American media and also on celebrities to provide an emotional and social construct for our collective behavior and the consequences of finding comfort there.

Open:   05/30/12
Close:   06/18/12

Schedule:
Wednesday, May 30 @ 6pm
Sunday, June 3 @ 10pm
Saturday, June 5 @ 9pm
Friday, June 10 @ 8pm
Sunday, June 16 @ 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 18 @ 10pm
Theater:   45 Bleecker Street Theater
Address:   45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-352-3101