Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Adventures of Nervous-Boy

The Adventures of Nervous-Boy (a penny dreadful)
by James Comtois
Directed by Pete Boisvert

June 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 (Thursday through Saturday)
8pm, $15 Admission

Downstairs at The Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street (between Lafaette and Bowery)

for reservations call 212-352-3101 or click here to order tickets through TheatreMania
"Poor Grendel has had an accident… So may you all."
—John Gardner

"Living in New York, I'm around a lot of people who are stressed out. Always stressed, always freaking out and always living in a constant state of self-created panic. I'm not really like that. I don't really stress out. At least, not in the way that people I know do. I don't feel stress. It's more of a constant feeling of steady dread…"

So opines the eponymous hero of The Adventures of Nervous Boy, a horrifically alienated New Yorker who's slowly and steadily losing his mind. In the new black-as-death comedy-horror play from Nosedive Productions, the cruelly-named Nervous Boy wanders around a grotesque nightmare version of the city and comes across New Yorkers of every kind, from rude cell phone users, belligerent alcoholics, pretentious academics, screaming couples, demons from the underworld and brain-dead zombies as he tries to burn a recently earned paycheck in order to maintain his sanity.

The Adventures of Nervous Boy features graphic violence and strong sexual situations and is recommended for adults only