Tonight, Three Rooms Press is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of ANTI, a provocative, “joyously absurd” play by 3RP co-director Peter Carlaftes that examines life in an age of government surveillance. The play is being staged for one night only, Monday, February 23, 7pm at Barrow Street Theatre to celebrate the release of Carlaftes’ latest book TEATROPHY: THREE MORE PLAYS.
Critically-acclaimed playwright and author Carlaftes explores themes of identity in crisis with taut language and challenging characters, often fraught with underlying tension and unexpected outcomes. Renowned playwright and film director Israel Horovitz (My Old Lady, The Indian Takes the Bronx) calls the plays in TEATROPHY “Joyously absurd.” Playwright Michael Puzzo raves, “If Dr. Moreau fused the ungovernable souls of Beckett and Genet, he’d have created Peter Carlaftes. These plays read like bomb instructions to blow up the status quo.”
The first play in the collection, ANTI receives it NYC premiere at the event. ANTI stars Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol, and Laura Betz and is directed by Kat Georges. In ANTI, Carlaftes explores a frightening future—in which government surveillance and data mining are the norm—through the eyes of a theater director on the verge of giving up hope. The Bay Guardian, claims ANTI “cries out Ultramodern—and that it delivers with unflinching scrutiny.” And SF Weekly raves, “Imagine Samuel Beckett staging Escape from New York as a futuristic romp among the cultural ruins.”
The event is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm. One night only. Reservations are recommended, but not necessary. Additional info and reservations: email@example.com or 212-731-0574. Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street (at 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10014.
TEATROPHY: THREE MORE PLAYS
celebrating the launch of the new book by Peter Carlaftes
featuring live performance of the New York City premiere of
a play by
Eloise Eonnet*, Olivia Jampol and Laura Betz
Monday, Feb 23, 7 pm (doors open 6:30)
Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street @ 7th Ave., NYC
*Member, Actor’s Equity Association; Equity Approved Showcase.
For information on where to park near the venue, please go to: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/underground/3_sheridan_square/10014/new_york/
High Praise for TEATROPHY
“Three joyously absurd plays.” —Israel Horovitz, playwright (The Indian Takes the Bronx), director (My Old Lady)
“If Dr. Moreau fused the ungovernable souls of Beckett and Genet, he’d have created Peter Carlaftes. These plays read like bomb instructions to blow up the status quo.” —Michael Puzzo, playwright (The Dirty Talk, Lyric is Waiting)
“Challenging and cerebral work . . . A great addition to any collection.” —John Clancy, playwright, League of Independent Theater
“In each play characters speak in a fast-talking, spare language as if the sky is about to fall and flatten them at any moment. And everybody seems to be in a rush knowing that they have a damn good chance to be a goner. Spiked with dark humor, wise-cracks and moments of deep caring it’s hard not to appreciate and actually relish the sense of dread in every scene in all three plays.” —Richard Vetere, playwright (Caravaggio)
“Imagine Samuel Beckett staging Escape from New York.” —SF Weekly
“Cries out Ultramodern—and that it delivers with unflinching scrutiny. . .” —Bay Guardian
“A comedy of eros! . . . A restive heart knows no logic or permanence.” —Guardian
“As with Strindberg, Beckett or even Sartre, Carlaftes’ message seems to be something we intuit, like music. —The Weekly
TEATROPHY will be available at the event for purchase and author signing. Can’t make it to the show? Order your copy directly from Three Rooms Press: