"If you think Dole is a pineapple and Clinton is just north of 42nd Street," reads the blurb for Gilgamesh Theatre Group's Senseless (opening Saturday, Oct. 12), "if the whole political process has got you rethinking Canada, then this funky political satire is just the fall ticket."
The show, which features live music, original songs, and fifty television sets, was developed entirely through improvisation. (An earlier version of the evening, also directed by Ralph Buckley, ran back in April 1996.) Skits range from politically mismatched couples at the James Carville/Mary Matalin Cafe to Hells Angels soliciting voter registrations.
Among the thirteen-member cast is Larry Goodrow, one of the founding members of San Francisco's legendary improv troupe, "The Committee." In his thirty year commitment to political theatre, Goodrow had also worked on many projects with improv guru, Paul Sills.
The other dozen cast members are Michelle Webster, Darlene Troiano, Kevin Scott, Jay Rhoderick, Jeff Petrou, Nicholas Little, Jack Levin, Gemma Kochis, James Grattan, Cathy Cross, Mary Elizabeth Carlin and Tom Burnett.
For tickets and information on Senseless, which began opens Oct. 12, and runs to Oct. 27 at the Chelsea Playhouse on West 22 Street, call (212) 627-7292. -- By David Lefkowitz