Party Time

by Paul Zimet

directed by Paul Zimet

The Talking Band will present its production of PARTY TIME, a music-theater work written and directed by Paul Zimet, composed by Peter Gordon, with video by Kit Fitzgerald. The cast features William Badgett and Joe Roseto. Set design is by Lino Fiorito and Lights by Lenore Doxsee. Frankie and Sal are soldiers in an armored combat vehicle engaged in a desert war. The information they receive about their allies, their enemies and the surrounding terrain, is transmitted to them by the electronic equipment of the tank - radio, radar, and video. Yet they are revealed in the most human of situations - two people facing death. Frankie’s and Sal’s journey is a descent into hell, but there are diversions, comedy, and, even, epiphanies along the way. They find themselves in increasingly bleak and brutal circumstances, in which their own actions are, at times, appalling, yet, paradoxically, they also sense with greater intensity their fragile and precious mortality. PARTY TIME is a production of The Talking Band, the OBIE and BESSIE award winning New York based theater company that has been producing innovative interdisciplinary work for thirty-three years. PARTY TIME premiered in New York City at Performance Space 122 in June, 1996. In October 2005 The Talking Band presented this new production of PARTY TIME at the Napoli Scena Internazionale, a festival of the arts in Naples, Italy. ***Following the Sunday matinee performances, three artists present works which powerfully transmit –without polemics – how our lives are shaped by politics. These events are free to ticket holders for PARTY TIME. January 7 - Songs of Ned Sublette January 14 – Photographs of Suzanne Opton January 21 – Poetry of D. Nurkse

Performances: 

 1/4/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/5/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/6/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/7/2007 at 2:30pm
 1/7/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/11/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/12/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/13/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/14/2007 at 2:30pm
 1/14/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/18/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/19/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/20/2007 at 8:00pm
 1/21/2007 at 2:30pm
 1/21/2007 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue La MaMa Experimental Theatre 

74A East 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-475-7710 
Website for reservations www.lamama.org  
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