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Communications from a Cockroach - Archy and the Under Side is drawn, for the most part, straight from the pages of the Archy and Mehitabel sketches, which were written by noted humorist and poet Don Marquis. The illustrious Archy is a cockroach who possesses the reincarnated spirit of a free-verse poet, and who finds his means of expression by jumping from key to key on Marquis' typewriter. He shares with us his misadventures, as well as those of Mehitabel, an alley cat with the soul of Cleopatra. Archy, Mehitabel, and their lowlife acquaintances face the bewildering challenges of the modern world with humor and a sturdy spirit of determination. We catch a glimpse of the little-known underworld where rats and tarantulas duke it out and fleas and roaches square off in debate as they search for a meaningful life in the great metropolis. There will be no performances on Sundays 4/6 and 4/13.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Bowery Poetry Club, Off-Off-Broadway