For the third Friday evening in a row, on October 28, Manhattanville Coffee in Harlem reopens its doors for spectators of Full City+, an intimate, immersive theatrical comedy. The site-specific show began performances inside the coffee shop October 14 and runs Friday nights exclusively through November 18.
In Full City+, spectators become patrons in a coffee shop and privy to the musings of an eclectic staff, first dates, long-distance meltdowns, and the “next great American something.“ Coffee, tea, beer, wine, and light food are served throughout the evening.
The series is created as six consecutive “episodes,” though no previous knowledge of prior episodes is necessary. The show was conceived, written, and directed by Keith R. Huff and Joe Salvatore, and features actors Marissa Feinberg, Sarah Misch, John Noel, Andy Wagner, and Karl O'Brian Williams.
“I wanted to explore the intimate relationships that we develop in public spaces,” commented Huff in a statement. “Coffee shops have become urban environments where people work, and build real relationships with baristas and people that go there every day. These relationships, much like our play, are site-specific; they rarely exist outside of that space, and that’s what's fascinating. Why are these relationships secluded to this specific place and time? That's part of what this exploration is about.“
Admission is $10 per show. Tickets are available here.