Expect the unexpected when the unconventional
Foundry Theatre brings "Major Bang, or: How I Learned to
Stop Worrying and Love the Dirty Bomb" to DUMBO’s St. Ann’s
Warehouse, beginning Jan. 18.
This theatrical experience, billed as a "suspense comedy
with magic," is inspired in part by Stanley Kubrick’s 1964
classic film, "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop
Worrying and Love the Bomb."
Written by Kirk Lynn (author of the Foundry’s 2001 adaptation
of Greil Marcus’s book, "Lipstick Traces: A Secret History
of the Twentieth Century"), "Major Bang" is named
for one of the characters, a deranged scoutmaster.
The piece kicks off with a backpack left on the subway. As it
unfolds, it incorporates references to pop culture (from Lenny
Bruce to scenes from the Whitney Houston vehicle, "The Bodyguard"!)
as well as the war on terror.
The eclectic list of credits among the cast and director of "Major
Bang" hint that this production has the potential to ignite
audiences’ imaginations. Paul Lazar directs Maggie Hoffman (of
Williamsburg-based theater company Radiohole) and actor-magician
Steve Cuiffo (pictured).
Lazar, who is the co-artistic director of Manhattan’s Big Dance
Theater, is familiar to movie fans who know him for his work
in several Jonathan Demme films, as well as "Mickey Blue
Only time will tell if Lazar’s show is as combustible as its
"Major Bang, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
the Dirty Bomb" will be staged at St. Ann’s Warehouse [38
Water St. between Main and Dock streets in DUMBO] Jan. 18 – Feb.
19. Tickets are $20-$30. For more information, call (718) 254-8779
or visit the Web site www.majorbangshow.com.
– Lisa J. Curtis