The Civilians to Play Final 'LET ME ASCERTAIN YOU' of Season at Joe's Pub on 5/17
The Civilians' original cabaret series is back at Joe's Pub on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00pm with Let Me Ascertain You: F*cking & Dying. This one night event will explore what happens when death and sex fixations collide. This unique cabaret of original songs and monologues looks at the duality of human nature and our competing sex and death drives, or to get Freudian, Eros vs. Thanatos. Hear some of New York's hottest downtown performers and musicians reveal tales of morbid curiosities and dirty secrets on the path to nirvana.
The evening will feature original tunes by César Alvarez, Maggie-Kate Coleman, Andrea Grody, Erato A. Kremmyda, Grace McLean, and Lady Rizo. Cindy Cheung, Dan Domingues, and Rebecca Hart, recently seen in The Civilians' The Great Immensity at The Public, are slated to perform, as well as Sam Breslin Wright.
Tickets are only $15 and can reserved by clicking here.
An artist-led company, The Civilians' work is grounded in investigative theater, an artistic practice rooted in the process of creative inquiry. Since its founding in 2001, the Obie-award winning company has supported the creation of thirteen original shows: Canard, Canard, Goose?, The Ladies, Gone Missing, Way to Go!, (I Am) Nobody's Lunch, Shadow of Himself, This Beautiful City, Maple and Vine, You Better Sit Down: tales from my parents' divorce, In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards, Paris Commune, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, and, most recently, The Great Immensity. The Civilians' work has been produced at numerous theaters in New York, including The Public Theater and Vineyard Theatre; and nationally at Center Theatre Group, A.R.T., La Jolla Playhouse, HBO's US Comedy Festival, Studio Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville, among others. Works by the company have toured extensively to arts presenters and festivals with presentations in over 40 cities nationally and internationally.