Wizards fighting to save humanity from the Great Mediocrity! Witches ridding the room of chode intentions! You’ll find both in the East Village this month. (Who said Bushwick had to have all the witches?)
First, Blue Wizard / Black Wizard, at Incubator Arts Project inside of St. Mark’s Chruch, is exactly what it sounds like: a blue wizard battles a black wizard with the help of a couple of referees. Written by Eliza Bent (of, uh, Toilet Time With Eliza Bent), this play isn’t just a LARPer’s lark — it’s got $16,000 of Indiegogo funds behind it and comes complete with a somewhat TV on the Radio-esque theme song that appears throughout these funny teasers: in one, the black wizard, played by Obie-winner Dave Malloy, who also composed the electro pop soundtrack — doesn’t seem to be much of a whiz, since he doesn’t even know his way around a circuit breaker. The “philosophical musical fantasia” runs through Dec. 22: catch the magic Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays.
Meanwhile, at the Wild Project, queer performer Nath Ann Carrera will take you to Witch Camp, a play backed by the music of Led Zeppelin, Yoko Ono, Coven, Black Widow and more. “Grab your baggie full of hair and your black latex glove and gather around the fireside for a battle cry against the patriarchal rape heads in this ONGOING inquisition!” Okay, then. Dec. 12 at 8 p.m.