LEFT & RIGHT is a new dance comedy about conjoined twins in search of love, by Jay Pension and Nathaniel Punches and presented as part of the 2012 Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival.
The notion of being physically connected to another human has long fascinated us and been fuel for great entertainment, whether it’s two convicts chained together in The Defiant Ones or Lucy and Ricky handcuffed to each other on I Love Lucy. There’s something about the loss of independence coupled with forced physical connection that speaks to us deeply. And when it comes to the comedy of conjoinedness, nothing wrings more laughs out of too much closeness than the hilarious, family friendly, “Left & Right,” which, though brand spanking new, has already been awarded the Producer’s Award for Best Show at the New England Fringe Festival and been top seller at The Seacoast Fringe Festival in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
"Left & Right" takes place in three parts: home life, work life and social/love life. Combine MR. Bean, Blue Man Group, and The Three Stooges, throw in some of the “sexiest” dancing these conjoined twins can muster and you have Left & Right!
It’s the combination of dance and comedy within their strange world that sets Left & Right apart from the pack. As the authors, two wunderkinds fresh from conservatories, note: “We want nothing more than for audiences to leave our show with sore cheeks from smiling and a warm heart that will stick with them for days.”
Jay’s and Nate’s creation of Left & Right was a reaction to the growing dog-eat-dog mentality that is often reflected in the arts, particularly live comedy, which has become increasingly satirical. “While there is undoubtedly value in being able to laugh at ourselves, we find that innocent and sometimes even "meaningless" laughter can be more satisfying and longer lasting.” As such, they stop at nothing to help you leave happier than when you came in.
Jay plays “Right.” Nathaniel plays “Left.” Together, they present to the New York audience – this multifaceted new creation: Left & Right. Fresh from a triumphant run in Boston, these conjoined brothers are not to be missed!
For more about the show, visit leftandrightshow.com.
Venue: Dorothy Strelsin Theatre | Running Time: 1 Hour
Times & July 2012 Dates: 4:45 PM 21st | 3:45 PM 22nd | 3:15 PM 28th | 1:30 PM 29th
Tickets: $18 (General) | $15 (Seniors/Students)
Box Office: 866-811-4111 | https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/27845
Festival Website: http://midtownfestival.org/