Thaddeus Phillips' Capsule 33 Begins Performances Sept. 17 at Barrow Street Theatre

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Barrow Street Theatre presents Thaddeus Phillips' one-man theatrical event, CAPSULE 33, on a set run entirely by sustainable energy, beginning Sept. 17. The production, which runs through Oct. 16, will officially open Sept. 23 at 7:30 PM.

Phillips created and performs the show, which was co-created with Tatiana Mallarino and  features music by the Philadelphia-based band Evening Magazine. James Clofelter designs the lighting, which consists of LED lights run on a foot-powered "WEZA" generator. (Audience members are encouraged to pump the generator upon entrance to help supply the power to light the performance.) According to press notes, 
"CAPSULE 33 concerns Milo, a resident of the famed Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, hailed as the world’s first example of 'recyclable housing,' which is on the brink of being imploded (both in the play and in real life). Despite the impending destruction of the tower, Milo (along with his rubber ducky, Fumio) refuses to leave. We witness his final day in the tower and take a new look at architecture, human habitat, and a sustainable society. Powered entirely by sustainable energy, the transformative set is designed and constructed out of recycled materials, and uses no electricity from the power grid to run the show."

Phillips' ¡El Conquistador! opened Off-Broadway in 2006 at the New York Theatre Workshop and was recognized with Lucille Lortel and Drama League nominations. The multimedia production, which followed the adventures of a Colombian doorman, toured internationally to Spain, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland and Holland.

Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street. For tickets visit

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