Public Theater Opens First Performance of Gob Squad's Kitchen for Live-Tweeting

News   Public Theater Opens First Performance of Gob Squad's Kitchen for Live-Tweeting For audiences accustomed to pre-show announcements requesting that they turn off their cell phones, the first performance of Gob Squad's Kitchen (You Never Had It So Good) may have some folks a-Twitter.

The Public Theater has announced that the Jan. 19, 2012, performance of Gob Squad's Kitchen will allow 25 audience members to live-Tweet during the performance. The production, which offers a fast and loose live re-creation of Andy Warhol's films by the German/British theatre collective, will run through Feb. 5, 2012.

So You Think You Can Tweet: Gob Squad Edition on Jan. 19 marks the first preview of the Gob Squad's latest show. Individuals are now able to apply to snag one of 25 "Tweet Seats," which are specially reserved for audience members who will live tweet what they see and experience during the performance.

Representatives for the Public said that they are organizing the seating so as not to disturb other audience members during the 8 PM performance.

The Public will announce the selected tweeters on Jan. 9, 2012. They will be chosen based on their knowledge of theatre, film, Warhol, or their love of the Public.

To apply for a "Tweet Seat" click here. "Gob Squad invites you to take the hand of the King of Pop himself, Andy Warhol, and take a trip back to the underground cinemas of New York City, back to where it all began," according to the Public. "Gob Squad's Kitchen reconstructs Warhol's films in the quest to illuminate the past for a new generation, reflecting on the nature of authenticity, the here and now, and the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life."

 Regular tickets for Gob Squad's Kitchen are now on sale. Phone (212) 967-7555 or visit Public Theater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan

A scene from <i>Gob Squad's Kitchen (You Never Had It So Good)</i>
A scene from Gob Squad's Kitchen (You Never Had It So Good) Photo by David Baltzer
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