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Little Lord's NOW IS THE TIME at Abrons Arts Center October 19 - November 15

NOW IS THE TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE is the latest junk spectacular from the company that brought you 2015's sold-out New York Times Critics' Pick BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS. Rip Van Winkle + Borscht Belt ruins + Existential Horror Show, NOW IS THE TIME is an epic treatise on trying to leave one's mark on a world that never stands still.

New York City, 1809: an older gentleman of questionable mental health goes missing. Now, over 200 years later, Diedrich Knickerbockerhas reemerged in the Catskills, hiding out in the decayed ruins of a once legendary Borscht Belt resort. Seeking immortality through the completion of his masterwork-"A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the Ultimate Dissolution of the Known Universe"-our modern day Rip Van Winkle obsessively procrastinates ever putting pen to paper. Weighed down by centuries of research, distracted by his own inadequacies, and haunted by long ignored deadlines, Diedrich Knickerbocker is on the cusp of being forgotten.

When his anxieties finally manifest themselves as terrifying garden gnomes, and his vengeful liver-eating bird-woman of a wife crashes through the ceiling, our modern/ancient hero is thrust from the mundane into the mythic. After being initiated into ghostly rituals of aggressive indulgence and spun ad nauseum on a Carousel of Progress marked in Mambo Time, Diedrich Knickerbocker is forced into the ultimate existential showdown. No room? MAKE ROOM!

NOW IS THE TIME is inspired by "Prometheus Bound," The Book of Ecclesiastes, "Dirty Dancing," Borscht Belt memoirs, and the writings of Washington Irving.

NOW IS THE TIME features Kaaron Briscoe, David GR Brummer, Avi Glickstein, Fernando Gonzalez, Sauda Jackson, Polly Lee, Michael Levinton, Ry Szelong, and Morgan Lindsey Tachco. NOW IS THE TIME is written by Michael Levinton, Laura von Holt, and Little Lord; directed by Michael Levinton; with sets by Peiyi Wong, costumes by Karen Boyer, lights by Marika Kent, sound by Kate Marvin, choreography by Whitney G-Bowley, dramaturgy by Chris Mills, and associate directed by Polly Lee.

Tickets are $20 first week of performances; $25 second two weeks of performances. More information at: www.littlelordnow.com


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