Elevator Repair Service to Tell Total Fictional Lie, at PS 122, Oct. 15-Nov. 8

News   Elevator Repair Service to Tell Total Fictional Lie, at PS 122, Oct. 15-Nov. 8 After premiering the piece in Berlin, downtown experimental theatre troupe, Elevator Repair Service (ERS), bring their Total Fictional Lie New York's PS 122, Oct. 15-Nov. 8.
Leslie Buxbaum in Elevator Repair Service's Total Fictional Lie.
Leslie Buxbaum in Elevator Repair Service's Total Fictional Lie. Photo by Photo by Mary Gearhart

After premiering the piece in Berlin, downtown experimental theatre troupe, Elevator Repair Service (ERS), bring their Total Fictional Lie New York's PS 122, Oct. 15-Nov. 8. Total Fictional Lie, inspired by the gestural and verbal haplessness of documentary-film subjects, combines four documentary films in a collage-like form: "Anka's Away" about the meticulously marketed career of Paul Anka, Erroll Morris' "Vernon, Florida", Nick Broomfield's "Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer" about the infamous murderer, and The Maysles Brothers' "Salesmen" - a portrait of 1960's door-to-door Bible peddlers.

Like other ERS pieces, the piece utilizes movement, dance, gestures and whispered scenes to create a show about presentation of image - the each of the characters portray themselves to each other and the media.

Last year, ERS had a critical success in their deconstruction of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke, called Cab Legs (also at PS 122).

For tickets ($15) or more information on Total Fictional Lie at PS 122, 150 First Ave., call (212) 477-5288.

-- By Sean McGrath

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