The musical is “Bike Shop,” and it’s about—you guessed it—a bike shop. Liz Barkan plays Bobby, a bike messenger grappling with the heavy weight of having accidentally murdered a young girl while delivering a package. After the accident, Bobby holes up in her family-run bike shop, opened by her Irish immigrant grandmother back in 1936. Characters—all played by Barkan—file in and out of the store: Bobby’s father, a Vietnam vet; her uncle, a self-proclaimed Rabbi; and a mysterious man, a fellow messenger who helps Bobby get back on her bike. The show begins its two-week residency at Theater for the New City on June 20. Show-goers are encouraged to ride their bikes to the show, then park them on stage to be part of the set.
Watch Your Fixie Become a Star of the Stage in ‘Bike Shop: The Musical’