The play, which will be staged at Under St. Marks (located at 94 St. Marks Place between First Avenue and Avenue A), and directed by Andy Goldberg, is meant to skewer "the vapidity of music punditry on networks like MTV, VH-1 and E!Talking Heads takes place backstage at your garden variety music channel where an innocuous music journalist for a reputable industry magazine prepares to make his first appearance on a show of this nature. In this case it is the Top 100 Most Rockatrocious Moments in Rock History. When he witnesses how the obligatory comedian taping his segment is being force-fed material and told what to say, he is shocked that these experts were not only amateurs, but they had no insight or integrity at all. When he decides to rail against the system the results may have fatal consequences!" Spitz knows his subject matter well. Before becoming a playwright, he made his name writing about music for SPIN Magazine (where he still works) and even appeared as a "talking head" on music cable channels. "I know I did like Sleaziest Moments in Rock for VH1 and many more that I have blocked out of my head for the pain," said Spitz in press materials. "The title, like all my titles, is taken from a pop album or song. In this case, the Talking Heads live album.”
Spitz is the author of Retail Sluts, The Rise and Fall of the Farewell Drugs and ...Worry Baby. His 2000 play I Wanna Be Adored, starred Peter Dinklage before that actor rose to fame in the film "The Station Agent."
Laura Wagner, Jonathan Lisecki and Kirsten Ames produce. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling Smarttix at 212.868.4444 or by going to www.smarttix.com(http://www.smarttix.com).