The downtown experimental theatre troupe Elevator Repair Service's latest piece, Total Fictional Lie, finishes its extended run at New York's P.S .122, Nov. 15. The show, which began performances Oct. 15 was originally scheduled to run through 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