Steve of Tomorrow
Continues through March 19 at HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave., Tribeca. 7pm; tickets are $20. More info here.
Steve of Tomorrow is a multimedia work of puppetry following a sci-fi fan who makes a blog post inviting any time travelers to greet him with their presence, but the only one to come by is lazy and not at all what he’d hope the progressive future to be. This piece questions technological advancement while utilizing the latest in video puppetry, created in the signature style of David Commander’s Toy Theater. Regardless of your feelings on tech or the capabilities of future-folk, it’s sure to be pretty cool.
Continues through April 2 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., Lower East Side. 7:30 pm; tickets are $35 and can be purchased here. More info here.
Director Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players present this new play by Brooklyn-based writer Jackie Sibblies Drury. Really centers around a black woman who photographs her artist boyfriend’s mother, as the two of them yearn for him and try to figure out what comes next. Interestingly (and appropriately), the show is designed by a photographer, Michael Schmelling.
Erin Markey Returns to Joe’s Pub
At Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village. 7:30pm. Tickets are $20. More info here.
Singer, comedian, cabaret performer, writer, performance artist, and fairly entertaining Instagrammer Erin Markey (who is also a friend of mine) returns to her frequent spot, the Joe’s Pub stage, for an evening of “adolescent terror and power ballads” featuring musician frequent collaborator Emily Bate. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be impressed by the sounds she can make.
USA_Hack< At The Annoyance Theater, 367 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg. 8pm. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased here.
The year is 1991. This comedy-laced “cyber-play” (featuring Brian Fiddyment of B+B’s October fav BODY) follows a group of hackers who are part of a new government agency aimed at eliminating online threats. They also seem to enjoy skateboarding, cars, and karate. Get ready to dive into the early-Internet nostalgia of this madcap serial drama, because tonight they’re presenting two episodes.