In Crocodile’s Lair

By JC Augustin
Directed by JC Augustin
May 2 – May 19
MAY 2 - MAY 19; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


In Crocodile’s Lair

Written and Directed by JC Augustin
Produced by Tortas Y Tacones

May 2 – 19, 2024
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $18 General, $15 Students and Seniors
Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)

Human enterprise threatens natural order in this dark comedy written and directed by JC Augustin.

Gramps, an ancient crocodile, rules New York City from his palatial den in abandoned aqueduct tunnels beneath Manhattan. He targets world-famous rapper and business mogul 50 Cent, whose new health drink promises to alter mankind with a genetic boost. In his quest to maintain natural order, Gramps encounters NYC rat revolutionaries, a singing skunk, and reunites with an urban coyote who is clinging to the last vestiges of his wildness. Gramps relentlessly maintains his rule. To what lengths will mankind go to lose its fear, and become primal?

Tortas Y Tacones returns to Theater for the New City with this wild comedy with a cyber-genetic twist. In Crocodile’s Lair follows Augustin’s mind-bending comedy, Whiskey River, which was named Best Play at Frenzy Theater Festival in 2022. Cast members of Whiskey River, T. Scott Lilly and Jay W. Walker (Best Actor, Frenzy Festival 2022) return in wildly different roles. They are joined by Jose Ruiz, Zoë Gray, Alec Pacheco and Cal Behr in this high-stakes comedy about survival.

Jose Ruiz as Skunk and Jay W. Walker as Coyote. Photo by Steven Love Menendez
Zoë Gray as Rat. Photo by Steven Love Menendez
The cast of In Crocodile’s Lair. Photo by Steven Love Menendez

T. Scott Lilly – Gramps
Jay W. Walker – Coyote
Zoë Gray – Rat
Jose Ruiz – Skunk
Alec Pacheco – Crispy
Cal Behr – Boy

Assistant Director – KM Jones
Stage Manager – Matthew Seepersad
Costume Design – Clara Chon
Set Design – Jason Sturm
Sound Design and Projections – Brian Park
Lighting Design – Alexander Bartenieff
Fight Choreography – Dante Jayce
Dramaturgy – Charlotte Hoogenboom


COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.