About This Show

“A nostalgic wordsmith’s delight…hysterical”
— New York Times

“As I stepped into the early evening mist, I’ll be damned if East 4th Street didn’t feel a little more unpredictable, a little more capable of hiding adventures and astonishments around each corner.”
— Broadway.com

Edmonton’s acclaimed Teatro La Quindicina brings back its award-winning production of Pith!, written and directed by Stewart Lemoine, to the New York International Fringe as part of the festival’s 10th Anniversary Fringe Alumni Production Project. Pith! was first seen in New York at the 2004 Fringe, where it won the Festival’s Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and returned for a limited run at Theatre Row Studios in the spring of 2005.

Set in 1931, Pith! is an epic tale of travel and adventure told with the most economical means. An itinerant sailor leads a grieving society widow and her stoic housekeeper on an exhilarating and treacherous journey into the heart of the South American jungle… without ever leaving the living room. With only four dining room chairs and a phonograph, Jack Vail propels Virginia Tilford and Nancy Kimble from Providence, Rhode Island to New Orleans, Panama, and Ecuador, where uproarious encounters with a succession of explorers, shysters, gigolos, natives, and all manner of tropical wildlife have life-altering consequences for the ladies. It’s an innovative, hilarious, and ultimately moving tribute to the power of imagination.


Monday, August 21 @ 2pm
Thursday, August 24 @ 8:15pm
Friday, August 25 @ 2pm
Saturday, August 26 @ 3:45pm
Sunday, August 27 @ 5pm

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 21, 2006 Final Performance: August 27, 2006
Location: Village Theater, New York City

158 Bleecker St,

New York,


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