The KGB Complex, a three story speakeasy converted into two theatres (The Kraine and The Red Room) and a bar (KGB), will be the sponsor of a new solo performance and monologue series titled, Red Nights @ KGB.
The series kicks off April 16 & 17 with the return of some solo show faves: Maybe I Can Get Laid in Jail by Mark Malkoff, I Am My Own Cheap Thrill by Amanda Vogel, Overheard by Russell Dobular, and Assurbanipal Babilla's Something Something Uber Alles. Each will be presented one night each week on an open-ended basis.
Malkoff's Jail tells of his comic adventures stalking cast members of Saturday Night Live, growing up in Hershey, PA and what it's like being a virgin at the ripe old age of 23. Maybe I Can Get Laid... will perform at The Red Room on Saturdays at 10:30 PM.
Cheap Thrill, written by and starring Vogel, is a critique of what one woman sees as a "male-dominated culture", utilizing her own stories and newspaper headlines -- she gives voice to the concerns of America's female urban youth. I Am My Own... performs Fridays at 10:30 PM at The Kraine.
The ever popular Something Something Uber Alles makes another return engagement Fridays at 8 PM at the Red Room. Written and performed by the charismatic "Bani" Babilla, Uber tells of an ordinary New Yorker who bears an uncanny resemble to Adolf Hitler. With Overheard, KGB Artistic Director Russell Dobular takes his stab at scribing a series of monologues, here being performed by a company of ten actors. Stories include a director obsessed with the true meaning of theatre, a woman considering marriage to an alcoholic, and a man pursuing a woman he met through the internet. Overheard plays at the Red Room at Fridays at 8 PM.
KGB is located at 85 East 4th Street (next door to New York Theatre Workshop). For tickets ($12) or more info call (212) 777-6088.
-- By Sean McGrath