The episodic comedy-drama Chic Band, the "year in the life" story of a group of girl rockers, ends its Off-off-Broadway gig at Baby Jupiter Oct. 16. Performances of the four-part work began Sept. 25. Following the play, two real-life, all-female bands, Antigone Rising and Moxiestarpark, perform.
The ladies of Chic Band find themselves living in a warehouse together to become, as they would say, "a more solid unit." Unfortunately, they've just lost their drummer. The four nights trace a year in the life of the girls as they hire a new drummer, work on their sound, make advances, lose another member and take in a groupie as a roommate to help fund their return. Despite these troubles, Chic Band rises above and triumphs.
Jaene Leonard wrote the piece with Glenora Blackshire directing. Blackshire has some experience with rock'n'roll directing - her credits include Urge Overkill's videos, "Faroutski" and "Ticket to L.A."
Chic Band stars Kristin Blozie, Janna Delgado, Lisa Kogut, Leonard and Elisa Pugliese. The real life all-female or female-fronted bands include House of Red, Wendy Ip, Dirty Mary, Halley De Vestern and Lovewhip.
Tickets are $5. Baby Jupiter is located at 170 Orchard Street at Stanton. For reservations, call (212) 946-5862. -- By Christine Ehren