Todo Con Nada's 1997 celebration of playwright and director Richard Foreman's work went so well that the Off-Off-Broadway storefront theatre has decided to stage a second festival, "No Strings Attached, Part Two: Mind Attack!" The month-long event will run July 5-Aug. 1 and feature 12 of the prolific Foreman's plays, including four which are receiving their English language and U.S. premieres.
All the plays, with one exception, will be presented at the Nada space at 167 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In typical Nada overload style, anywhere from two to seven Foreman plays can be seen at the theatre on any given day. "Mind Attack" productions include:
Total Recall (Sophia=(Wisdom): Part 2), directed by Maggie Cino, July 5-31.
Classical Therapy (or) A Week Under the Influence, directed by Jen Owens, July 7-Aug. 1 (U.S. premiere).
Vertical Mobility (Sophia=(Wisdom): Part 4), directed by Nancy L. Rogers and Cafe Amerique (U.S. premiere), directed by Ian W. Hill, July 7-30.
Pandering to the Masses: A Misrepresentation, directed by Jamie Marcu, July 10-31.
Book of Splendors: Part One, directed by Michael John Garces, July 6-Aug. 1 (U.S. premiere).
George Bataille's Bathrobe, directed by Yelena Gluzman, July 5-30 (U.S. premiere).
Film is Evil: Radio is Good, directed by Ian W. Hill, July 5 Aug. 1.
Symphony of Rats, directed by Art Wallach, July 8-Aug. 1.
Lava, directed by Edward Einhorn, July 5-31.
Lava, directed by Aaron Beall, July 5-Aug. 1.
I've Got the Shakes, directed by Susan Johnston, July 6-Aug. 1.
Pearls for Pigs, directed by Jen Harvey, July 5-Aug. 1, at The Piano Store, at the SE corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets).
For information, call (212) 330-6876.
-- By Robert Simonson