Guys. Do you like theatre? Do you like things that are funny? Do you like things that are unbelievably cheap and still awesomely fun? Well, then, do I have the show for you!
Get your butts in gear and head over to West 54th Street, which is where you'll find Ars Nova, a an organization dedicated to developing new talents in theatre, music and comedy. (My little brother is their new Managing Director!)
Their current production is called Now Circa Then, and it was written by uber-talented playwright Carly Mensch, who's headed out to Hollywood to write for Weeds.Now Circa Then is the story of a two people who meet while working as historical reenactors at the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. What follows is a hilarious and smart meditation on the meaning of history to the here and now, especially when you live in one of the most transitory communities on Earth.
And did I mention that tickets are wicked cheap? Only $25 a pop! For theatre! In New York! Get to it. (The show plays on Tuesdays-Saturdays, from now through October 9th.)
In case you're not already convinced (I swear it's good; I wouldn't lie, even for my baby brother), here are some of the reviews that have come in for the show (for links to the full reviews, click here and scroll on down):