Final Week! Performances end January 30 at Medicine Show Theatre (549 West 52nd Street).
DANCING FOOLS is a collection of three short comedies -- "Olivia Wants to Dance," "Six 'Everything Bagels" and "The Almighty" -- by John Gruen, author of "Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography" and "Callas Kissed Me...Lenny Too!: A Critic's Memoir," directed by Oliver Conant, Stellios Manolakakis and Obie Award-winner Barbara Vann. In its final week, performances of DANCING FOOLS run through January 30 at Medicine Show Theatre (549 West 52nd Street) in Manhattan.
In "Olivia Wants to Dance," after ten years of marriage, a woman wants to end her marriage to a much older man and resume her career as a dancer. When a previous lover, the sexy Leopold, reappears in Olivia's life, he tries to make her dreams come true - with a novel idea involving his Polish aunt. In "Six 'Everything' Bagels," an older gay
man despairs over his young lover's infidelities, while the young man yearns to find himself and a career. In the meantime, a transgendered person enters their lives producing both outrage and chaos. "The Almighty" centers on three men discussing The Almighty and what The Almighty can do for them. All yearn for untold happiness: two may have already achieved it, but the third is very skeptical and very resistant. But just who is The Almighty? And what can He really do? The answer becomes confounding, sinister and, most certainly, cynical.
Performances of DANCING FOOLS run through January 30:
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm at Medicine Show Theatre (549 West 52nd Street, 3rd floor; between 10th and 11th Avenues). Tickets are $18. For reservations, call 212-868-4444 or visit SmartTix.com.
For more information, visit www.MedicineShowTheatre.org.
Photos by John Quilty
Vincent D'Alessio, Barbara Vann, Stellios Manolakakis, CasSandra Weston
Alfred Gingold, Madeline Jaye, John Zurek
Alfred Gingold, John Zurek
Oliver Conant, Jason Alan Griffin, Mark J. Dempsey, Stellios Manolakakis, Barbara Vann, CasSandra Weston, Vincent D'Alessio, Alfred Gingold, John Zurek, and Madeline Jaye.
Stellios Manolakakis, CasSandra Weston
CasSandra Weston, Vincent D'Alessio
Mark J. Dempsey, Jason Alan Griffin, Oliver Conant
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version