For the Weekend: ‘Wind-Up Variations’ written and starring the New York Neo-Futurists

The Stars of Wind-Up Variations. Photo courtesy of Katie Rosin.
The Stars of Wind-Up Variations. Photo courtesy of Katie Rosin.

Do you like unicorns?  Baked goods?  Balloons?  That and more is packed into the New York Neo-Futurists’ Wind-Up Variations at the Kraine Theatre, which winds up its brief run at The Kraine Theatre this Saturday.

Written and directed by Rob Neill, the story is ostensibly about the quartet pictured above.  Wind-Up Monkey (spirit animal of Daniel Mirsky) is finds himself alone following an unspecified disaster.  Along the way he encounters a Dinosaur (spirit animal of Ayun Halliday), Robot (Spirit Animal of Eevin Hartsough) and Unicorn (Spirit Animal of T Thompson).  Their journey is interrupted by their human counterparts talking over each other, songs, and non-intimidating audience participation.

Like the camaraderie between the actors and audience, their ultimate destination is “to be continued.”

There are plenty of other metaphors to make, but all that matters is that it’s FUN!

Remaining performances are May 10, 11, 12 at 8 pm at The Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th Street, NYC).  Tickets and information about the troupe and their other current show,The Infinite Wrench (an open-ended run) are available on their website.


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