Last chance to catch a revival of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Eric Bogosian's one-man show about contemporary American culture, back for its first New York City production since its premiere in 1990. This time around, Oscar Riba takes over the role created and so closely identified with Bogosian.
When it first opened in 1990, the New Yorker had this to say about SDR&R: "This one-man show amounts to an inventory of ethical discards -- a fake British rock star, a two-timing businessman, a nasty subway panhandler, all manner of braggarts and hypocrites and others either foolish or awful -- whom Mr. Bogosian evokes with humor and with irony that pierces to their shrivelled souls. The show is continuously funny, and, odd to say, the characters and the private hell they inhabit seem to vanish as soon as the houselights go up."
Oscar Riba was recently seen in the Sundays at Six-New York International Fringe Festival production of Hot Copy at the Henry Street Settlement. On television he is the voice of Fondue in Nickelodeon's animated series "Snizz and Fondue."
Performances of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, which is being directed by Chris Marcantel, continue through Nov. 16 in New York City at the Bosakowski Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. For tickets, call (212) 613-9139.
-- By Rebecca Paller