New York City
Street Limbo Blues is an environmental interactive play dealing the lives of young people who have chemical addictions — from pain medication to heroin and crystal methamphetamine. Each audience member gets a costume piece and name card and sent into a real coffee shop. No one else in the coffee shop knows a show is happening. (A cup of coffee is included in the admission price.) This one-actor-one-audience member format also includes two four person scenes (two actors and two audience members). At times up to two actors are performing for one audience member. The audience may passively listen or change the story as much as they want.
There is no other theater form quite like this: if the audience decides they’re pregnant with the actor’s child, the actor will play along. If the audience wants to passively listen the whole performance, they can.
Cruel Theatre is based on the ideas of Boal and Artaud and seeks to draw on the strengths theater has over television and film: intimacy, smell, taste, touch. Only 18 audience members can see the show each night.
Box Office Hours: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Appropriate For Ages: 17 and over