Acclaimed solo performer Spalding Gray shows his latest work-in progress, Morning, Noon & Night, one final New York performance at P.S. 122 on Dec. 21, before moving to San Francisco's A.C.T. Dec. 30. Morning, Noon And Night, began N.Y. performances Nov. 2 playing every Monday night, and covers a day in the Long Island life of Gray, features tales of his family: Kathie, Marissa, Forrest and Theo. In the storytelling tradition of Joyce's "Ulysses," the monologue covers the events of one day in Gray's life while he searches for meaning and substance in its traditional.
Gray started as an actor in Richard Schechner's Performance Group in the late '60s, appearing as Hoss in the company's controversial revival of Sam Shepard's Tooth of Crime. In the late '70s, an off-shoot company was formed by Elizabeth LeCompte and other members of The Performance Group, entitled The Wooster Group. Gray went along with LeCompte, and together the two worked with Gray's natural storytelling technique creating numerous pieces, including Sex and Death to the Age 14. After completing their Rhode Island Trilogy, Gray began to tour his solo pieces away from the group's influence, going on to do such shows as Swimming to Cambodia, Gray's Anatomy, Monster in a Box, and It's a Slippery Slope. Cambodia and Monster have both been made into feature films, starring - of course- Gray.
For tickets ($20) or more information on Morning, Noon And Night at P.S. 122 (150 1st Ave.), call (212) 477-5288 or check out P.S. 122's website, P.S. 122.