dixon place presents the world premiere of
Thursdays – Saturdays, October 7 - 9, 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 28 - 30
Tickets: $15 advance purchase; $20 / $18 (stu/sen) at the door
"Radio Purgatory is a wildly inventive absurdist musical romp...a wonderfully ribald riff on radio noir that finds the sublime in the ridiculous." —nytheatre.com
"...a kind of stream of consciousness thrill ride." —Travelanche
"Like Kurt Weill on acid... Strong, versatile actors and musicians... Sophisticated level of skills." — Pete McCabe, Art on Air
Cast your peepers on Tom Murrin's interview with Radio Purgatory cast member and producer Jenny Lee Mitchell in this month's Paper magazine.
Get a gander at Jim Moore's snaps from the production here.
Murder! Mayhem! Live Music! TheaterThe’s Radio Purgatory is a multi-disciplinary theatrical piece featuring the radio aesthetic of the 1930s and 1940s. A down-on-his-luck detective, Dick Flavor, finds himself in purgatory where he encounters a cast of archetypal radio play misfits forever frustrated by a lexicon of ONLY period vernacular. Is there a way out? Sex, violence, live music and product placement share his nightmare.
Original 16mm film: Tatsushi Tahara
TheaterThe is committed to a multi disciplinary approach to theater, utilizing live musical performance, film and vaudevillian style physical comedy, while exploring the meaning of existence, the absurdity of self-importance and the power struggle between the sexes and classes.
Radio Purgatory was commissioned and first presented by Dixon Place in New York City with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, and with private funds from The Greenwall Foundation, The Peg Santvoord Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.