Nudity seems to be having a rebirth in theatre with shows like The Blue Room, Killer Joe, Naked Boys Singing, The Graduate and the current London show Puppetry of the Penis. Adding his two bits to the new "naked theatre" genre is Dan Hurlin's Everyday Uses for Sight: Nos. 3 and 7 playing at New York City's The Kitchen Sept. 20-24.
Part of the 2000 Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater, Everyday Uses is a two-part evening that combines visual themes, movement, and words. An homage to the sense of sight, performer puppeteer Hurlin examines the world of "looking" through a series of events in this work.
Everyday Uses contains music composed by Dan Froot and Guy Klucevsek and is performed by Roy Nathanson and Klucevsek. The show does contain nudity as the Kitchen press representative told Playbill On Line "it is not a show for children."
Following the Sept. 22 performance, there will be a post-show discussion.
Tickets for Everyday Uses at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street (between 10th and 11th Ave.), call (212) 255-5793 or log on to the website at http://www.thekitchen.org. Also in the season are:
Sept. 13-23: Ibrahim Quraishi and Compagnie Faim de Siecle's Shattered Boxes, based on Heiner Muller's Medeamaterial
Oct. 5-7: the New York premiere of Julie Tolentino's The Bottom Project
Nov. 2-11: Chicago's Goat Island performance group's The Sea & Poison
Dec. 6-9: radio play/music theatre pieces, Kyle Gann's Custer and Sitting Bull and Phil Kline's Into the Fire
Dec. 14-16: Nicole Blackman's Bloodwork