THURSDAYChampagne Jerry in the Champagne Room feat. Neal Medlyn
Continues through March 5 at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, Chelsea. 7:30pm (March 5 at 10pm). Tickets start at $15. More info here.
Performance artist Neal Medlyn and his comic rap star alter-ego Champagne Jerry join forces (yes, you heard that right) for a regular performance bonanza celebrating the release of CJ’s new album. Not only that, but a slew of guests will be joining him. Tonight: Bridget Everett and Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock of The Beastie Boys). Get those bubbles ready, this show is sure to be sparkling.
At The Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th Street, East Village. 10:30pm. Tickets are $18 ($14 students/seniors). More info here.
This play, world-premiering as part of the Frigid Festival (the Kraine’s winter alternative to the inevitable summer Fringe festivals), centers around troubled Isabel’s life, and the two times she experienced life-changing events in a far-off cabin in Maine. Rising Sun Performance Company, the group behind the show, has been active in the New York indie theater scene for 15 years now, and this dark show is sure to be yet another solid production.
FRIDAYRocio Bolivier / Sheree Rose
At Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, Bushwick. 8pm. More info here.
This show kicks off 21st Suffragettes, Grace Space’s season-long initiative to show curated performance art created by women. The first two of these ladies are true powerhouses: Rocio Bolivier, who began her performance art career reading “porn-erotic texts” and who’s work now centers around the “horrors” of time passing and getting older, and LA underground legend Sheree Rose, who frequently explores sadomasochistic power dynamics in her work.
Continues through March 13 at The Club at La MaMa, 74a E 4th Street, East Village. 10pm (Sundays at 6pm.) Tickets are $18 ($13 students/seniors). More info here.
Actress and frequent dabbler in one-woman shows Judith Sloan, who has also spent over a decade performing and teaching in schools and jails, brings a new one-woman show to La MaMa. A combination of her own traumatic experiences, as well as those of incarcerated youth and immigrant and refugee teens, this blend of theater, poetry and music uses a live score and MIDI controllers (Sloan also acts as live sound engineer) to create a blend of important stories with a beat.
Continues through March 19 at The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg. 8pm (Saturdays at 2pm). Tickets are $18. More info here.
Theater Reconstruction Ensemble is known for its innovative reinterpretations (or more aptly, reconstructions) of classic writers’ works, and this time around is no different. Birthed from the work of absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco and director Alfred Hitchcock, Rhinbecca NY follows the tale of a missing mayor from a town with a population of 368 and a recently-arrived mysterious stranger. With a recipe like that, and TRE’s past penchant for deliciously strange work, this one is sure to follow in its odd footsteps.