The Flid Show

2hr. 15min. (1 intermission)
Opened Jan 31, 2005
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The return of Richard Willett's award-winning play about a charismatic nightclub singer born with short arms as a result of the notorious drug thalidomide. This time The Flid Show stars the extraordinary English actor Mat Fraser as Duncan Mowbray, the embittered lounge singer who consigns himself to performing in back alley dives, thus avoiding the literal and figurative spotlight because of his physical affliction. The haunting and humorous action of the play travels back and forth in time as Duncan lives and relives his family's history with thalidomide, and also discovers the stories of perfect strangers. For group sales (10 or more), call 212-628-6186. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Additional performances: Sunday, January 30 at 8pm, Thursday, February 24 at 8pm. The performance on February 24, 2005 is a benefit performance with $30.00 tickets. The performance will be followed by a benefit party. Donations will go to New Directions Theater and a charity that aids Brazilian thalidomide victims.

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