APPLE, THE BIG – My very finest associate, playwright Timothy Charles Browne, is premiering his third big-timey play in two years, “One Night With Raël” at this year’s ANT Fest at Ars Nova, on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m.
It seems that, while watching Anne Frank being taken from behind by Nazis in Browne’s last off-Broadway sensation, “The Erotic Diary of Anne Frank,” attending director, Snehal Desai, decided then and there that Browne was, obviously, the only man to write his upcoming musical about Raël, charismatic ex-race car driver, guitarist, and magazine publisher turned oversexed conduit to alien divinity.
The Raëlians, you might recall, popped up on the science radar about a decade ago when one of their member’s cloning concerns, Clonaid, claimed to have cloned a goddamn human being. But a movement does not survice on cloning alone… though… I suppose it could. But, no, it requires a lot of singin’, a lot of sexin’, and a lot of accepting the power of the Elohim through yer flippin’ frontal lope! But act quick, time is tight and mankind just might miss its window to escape… AN AGE OF APOCALYPSE!
The show used to have a great Link Wray joke and now it doesn’t, but I’m sure the play will still manage to hold up somehow as Browne’s work never fails to amuse. People in-the-know have quietly muttered under their breath that Browne’s work is the hippest in NYC and with this particular offering featuring an original score by composer John Fischer UPDATE: sorta cobbled together at the last moment by incompetents, there is no way that your socks will not be blown completely off and to opposite ends of the room.
Sadly, I won’t be able to personally get down to the NYC to see this one, which pains me greatly, but, no free beer means no Cash Money. These are the breaks.
Tickets are a mere $10. That’s crazy stupid cheap.