The downtown NY experimental artist troupe, Elevator Repair Service, again brings a "cheeky" mixture of theatre, dance and whispers to Manhattan's PS 122 in their deconstruction of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke called Cab Legs.
Cab Legs, which runs May 14-17, builds from Williams' text adding the frantic choreography of Indian movie musicals, the intensity of whispered lines and a soundscape coming from distant parts of the building.
Not only will ERS revive this hit of September 1997, but they'll also workshop their new piece, Total Fictional Lie, at PS 122, May 7-10. Lie looks at documentary films and how the camera intrudes on its subjects.
After traveling to the Berliner Festspiele in Germany in September, Lie will return for a full production at PS 122 in October. Meanwhile, Cab Legs will travel to several European festivals in the summer and fall.
ERS has been playing in various downtown venues since 1991, as well as touring various European theatre festivals. Cab Legs will tour to Brussels' Kunsten Festival des Arts in May and Amsterdam's Triple X/Holland Festival in June. For tickets and information on Total Fictional Lie and Cab Legs, both by Elevator Repair Service at PS 122, 150 First Ave., call (212) 477-5288.