Obie Award Winner Nic Ularu creates the set for Hot Lunch Apostles, running at La MaMa between March 1 – 18, Wednesdays through Sundays.
A featured production in La MaMa’s 50th anniversary season, Talking Band transforms the Ellen Stewart Theatre into a fairground, complete with game booths, food stands, and geek shows, where sex and religion bash up against each other with perfect theatrical panache.
First produced at La MaMa in 1983, Hot Lunch Apostles imagined a near future with fifty million unemployed in an economically devastated America.
To survive in a time of desperate competition and fervent religion, a traveling troupe of carnival strippers switches to performing stories from the Bible. In its first remounting in 28 years, the play proves to be as prophetic as it is provocative.
Written by Sidney Goldfarb, Directed by Paul Zimet, Music by Ellen Maddow & Harry Mann & Sybille Hayn, Lighting by Lenore Doxsee, Set Design by Nic Ularu, Costume Design by Kiki Smith
With: Ed RosenBerg, Ellen Maddow, Jack Wetherall, Loudon Wainwright, NicHi Douglas, Tina Shepard, and Will Badgett