THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:
ELECTRIC’S WEST SIDE STORY (On The Lower East Side)
Thursday, October 14 – Sunday, October 24
Thursday – Saturday @ 8PM; Sunday @ 3PM
Tickets $18; Students & Seniors $15
Conceived, Performed, and Directed by William Electric Black
ELECTRIC’S WEST SIDE STORY (ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE) – Seven-time Emmy award winner William Electric Black is presenting a one-man show inspired by the famous musical. “Electric’s West Side Story (On The Lower East Side)” is the well-known playwright, director and performer’s take on the famous play, its place in history, role today and issues it presents. An entertaining, innovative and immersive tour de force, Electric’s production presents his view of the classic show and story in which audience members can become part of the performance.
Inspired by John Leguizamo’s one man shows, Electric becomes an array of characters from the original West Side Story, mixing improvisation with writing and audience participation. This one man show, with audience immersed in the production will have you wondering whether you truly know how to snap, whistle, or fill in the missing lyrics, Ok by me in______________? Electric will also be passing out Twinkies and candy cigarettes to get you in the 1950s mood.
Electronic Drums & Sound Design – Jim Mussen
Stage Manager/Social Media – Marissa Johnson
Lighting Design – Alex Bartenieff
Set Design – Lytza Colon
Set Coordinator – Mark Marcante
Costumes/Props – Susan Hemley
Puppet Consultants – Loco7
*Press Queries — Electricisthecircle@gmail.com
COVID Protocol and Etiquette:
If not vaccinated, we require a negative Covid-19 test result taken within the past 3 to 5 days of arrival. The members of the audience will need a printed-out version of test results, or vaccine card, in hand in order to expedite prompt show openings.
Temperatures will be taken at the door. Masks and social distancing are always required.