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The New York Society for Ethical Culture
64th Street at Central Park West 2 West 64th Street New York City, NY 10023
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Frances McDormand, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen: "American Fiction: Loved, Banned & Mythologized"
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attended May 03 2010

We had to say to the audience that was mostly friends of the production and the so called actors: "The king is naked" and we did it by leaving after helf an hour of torture. Didn't worth even the service charge.

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Elevator Repair Service presents an evening of loved, banned, and mythologized American fiction, curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and hosted by Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director of The Public Theater).

Frances McDormand (Burn after Reading, Fargo_), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under_), Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Frankie Faison (The Wire), and ERS company members Vin Knight, April Matthis and Susie Sokol will perform passages from great American literature, accompanied by a live comic and ambient sound score.

Program of Events:

Lili Taylor – O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Fred Armisen & April Matthis – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Frances McDormand – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Frankie Faison – Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville

Vin Knight & Susie Sokol – The Angel of the Odd by Edgar Allan Poe

About the Ticket Supplier: Elevator Repair Service

Elevator Repair Service, a theater ensemble, was founded by director John Collins and a group of actors in 1991. Since that time, ERS has built a body of work that has earned it a loyal following and made it one of New York's most highly-acclaimed experimental theater companies of the past 20 years.
The group's theater pieces are built around a broad range of subject matter and literary forms. They combine elements of slapstick comedy, hi-tech and lo-tech design, both literary and found text, found objects and discarded furniture, and the group's own highly developed style of choreography.