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Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:00

RADIO PLAY at PS122 Extends Two Weeks

RADIO PLAY EXTENDS!

Performance Space 122 presents Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith

Now playing through May 28, 2011

Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 6PM

Late shows at 10PM: Saturday, May 14 / Saturday, May 21 / Friday, May 27 / Saturday, May 28

No performances Sunday, May 8 / Thursday, May 12 / Friday, May 13

"Radio Play is meant to be listened to more than seen, which is why much of it occurs in the dark.

Inspired by a media that is now virtually extinct, it features songs, stories and even commercials in the model of an old-time radio program. But these aren't your grandma's stories:

  - The Wall St. Journal

“Expect a nonlinear, surreal spin of songs, stories, and soundscapes that play with the politics of pop culture. Embrace the retro-fueled fun with your eyes closed and ears open.”

- The Village Voice

Due to popular demand, Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith's RADIO PLAY, now in performances at Performance Space 122 is extending an additional week through May 29, 2011.  Modeled after radio programs of yesteryear, RADIO PLAY gathers a group of actors, musicians and sound-effects artists to create a surreal sonic entertainment.  Songs, stories and soundscapes collide in a comedic mash-up of non-temporal quasi-political pop-cultural tropes.

Reggie Watts (co-creator, performer, composer, musician, writer) and Tommy Smith (co-creator, writer) create absurd experimental comedic theatricals for modern performance spaces.TRANSITION played at The Under The Radar Festival at The Public Theater, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art Festival and On The Boards (Seattle); it was also the winner of the MAP Fund Award and Creative Capital award. Their previous theater pieceDISINFORMATION was seen at the UTR Festival, PICA: TBA, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), and ICA (Boston).DUTCHA/V, a live environmental film performance and winner of the MAP Fund Award, was workshopped at IRT Theatre (New York) and premiered at the 2011 Under The Radar festival. When not collaborating together, Reggie and Tommy work on their “A-Side” careers, which can be seen atwww.reggiewatts.com andhttp://smithsmith.wordpress.com, respectively.

Written by Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith. Directed by Kip Fagan. Performed by Reggie Watts, with H. I. Bonner, Beth Hoyt, Mary Jane Gibson, Marshall York and Jen Rondeau on the Theremin. Lights by Seth Reiser. Additional writing by Mary Jane Gibson.

RADIO PLAY runs Friday, May 6 – Saturday, May 28 on the following schedule:

Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 6PM

Late shows at 10PM: Saturday, May 14 / Saturday, May 21 / Friday, May 27 / Saturday, May 28

No performances Sunday, May 8 / Thursday, May 12 / Friday, May 13

Tickets: $25, $15 (Student / Seniors), $11 with a PS122 Passport

Reserve online:http://www.ps122.org/performances/radioplay.html

Reserve by phone: 212-352-3101

Reserve in person: Performance Space 122 is located at 150 1st Avenue at East 9th St.

Performance Space 122 is one of New York's ultimate destinations for cutting-edge theatre, dance, music, live art and multi-media. Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season, PS122 is dedicated to supporting and presenting artists who explore innovative form and provocative content, rigorously challenging the boundaries of contemporary performance. PS122 is committed to a steadfast search for pioneering artists from a diversity of cultures, nations and beliefs.  www.ps122.org

Twitter: @PS122

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