Occasionally Nothing

By Natalie Menna
Directed by Ivette Dumeng
September 8 – September 16

The short two-act play is set in the foreseeable future when the world is nearing its end. Harry, Clay and Luella, an older man, a young man, and a woman, all British expats, are sheltering from nearby bomb blasts in a bleak room. They cope by taunting each other with warped games of verbal wordplay and by blurring each other’s realities while losing touch with their own. The older man is the uncle of the younger man, who is a punk rocker. The woman, the wife of the older man, is a former Rockette of Sephardic Jewish heritage.

The trio’s ordeal is meant to offer a bleak glimpse at life in the wake of a dystopian presidency, where wars will abound, words will have lost their meaning and people will have lost their way. How did the world get there?

Theater for the New City’s: Johnson Theater
Showtimes:
Saturday: September 8, 8pm
Monday: September 10, 6:30pm
Wednesday: September 12, 6:30pm
Friday: September 14, 6:30pm
Sunday: September 16, 8pm