THE PENNYPAN CABARET Returns To Alphabet City
Following the fantastically warm reception of it's maiden voyage in 2017, "The PennyPan Cabaret" begins a second run at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the East Village on Thursday, January 25th. With a slightly revamped and streamlined production, cast members Max Wingert, Ana Cantorán-Viramontes, Amanda Miller, Joseph Sexton, Maya Klausner, Khadija Ansari and Jaime Arciniegas return to the stage to continue delighting audiences while perfecting this new work by writer/musician Valdaniel Martins.
The PennyPan Cabaret is a feature-length theatrical show that weaves together fantasy and causality over the gritty backdrop of New York City life. Using original musical compositions and a script peppered with Romance languages and spoken-word poetry, The PennyPan Cabaret tells two unique New York Stories:
- Pennies From Heaven? - The road to perdition might be paved with good intentions, but sometimes the opposite is also true. "Pennies" consists of four scenes from a side-street in NYC's financial district wherein people find coins that drastically effect their lives. But is it magic or malice? We very rarely control the outcomes of our own plots and intentions.
- Pan on the Skids: a spoken-word operetta in two acts - Where do you go when paradise has become unpalatable? Why, to Brooklyn, of course. Philandering Greek god Pan takes his hooves on a walkabout through the city that never sleeps and finds himself washing dishes in an Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village.
Comically brooding and musically inventive, this show is an aller-retour to a time and place that never really was, but still seems familiar, because life is life is life.
Shows are Thursday, 1/25 and Friday, 1/26. Tickets are available online HERE for $18 or $20 at the door. All showtimes are at 7pm. Beer, wine and soda bar is available. Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd St, NY, NY