A new one-woman multimedia show, Annie Body in Ambiguity, begins a description-defying run Jan. 14 at New York City's Trilogy Theatre, with Carol Bradley playing opposite various images of herself on a video computer screen. Pre-Post Irony Productions presents the "polymorphic comedy," written by Bradley and engineered by Bill Etra, founder of The Kitchen's Video Theater. He created the "virtual set" with digital video, photography and a PC. The work is tightly choreographed and involves the illusion of mirror images (live and recorded) that are precisely timed, according to a spokesman.
The Trilogy, at 341 W. 44th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues), will be transformed into a massive computer monitor and Bradley will play opposite herself on the "innernet."
Bradley is a humorist and veteran TV and stage actress. Etra is the inventor of multiple innovations for computer, video and digital processing and has work that is part of permanent collections at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art and museums in Paris, Tokyo and Mexico City. Donna Kaz, a playwright, director and artistic associate at York Theatre Company, directs. Performances continue to Feb. 6.
Tickets are $15. Call (800) 965-4827 for tickets.
-- By Kenneth Jones