Danish Drama Seating Arrangements Comes to New York's Flea Oct. 10

News   Danish Drama Seating Arrangements Comes to New York's Flea Oct. 10
Denmark's Pold Worm Jensen teams with The Flea Theater's resident acting troupe, The Bats, for the premiere of Seating Arrangements, which begins performances Oct. 10.

Part of the Danish Arts initiative DaNY Arts, the work will play the Flea Theatre through Oct. 27.

Inspired by the Karen Blixen short story "Babette's Feast" (written under the pen name Isak Dinesen), the new drama is billed as "a collage of personal stories created in collaboration between Pold Worm Jensen and eight diverse members of The Bats," according to show notes. "Seating Arrangements takes place around a table, which in turn becomes an elaborate banquet, a forum for political debate, and a platform for personal discovery." At said table, the company talk "about their difficulties with religion, they toast to gay rights, they make a stand on the war on drugs and the lack of public health insurance, all accompanied by an electric violin."

Pold Worm Jensen is comprised of three experimental theatre artists from Copenhagen, Denmark: director Erik Pold, designer Stine Worm Sorensen and dramaturg Allan Richard Jensen.

The Bats featured in the show include Donal Brophy, Jane Elliot, Ben Horner, Max Jenkins, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Nana Mensah, Sylvia Mincewicz and Bobby Moreno.

DaNY Arts is "a cooperative cultural initiative between artists and arts institutions in Denmark and New York." The project's goal "is to establish new connections, explore the process of artistic collaboration, and mutually benefit from each other's background and experience." For tickets to Seating Arrangements at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church Street), call (212) 352-3101. For more information visit theflea.org.

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