Happy Hour in Hell?
Join us as the cabaret 53-ABOVE becomes an old time radio studio, for a taping of
PRICE IN PURGATORY
Drew Pisarra’s ode to Faust and Dante commemorating the life of
stage & screen star – and master of the macabre –
at the cabaret 53-ABOVE on 53rd Street
Saturday & Sunday, NOVEMBER 4 at 1:00 pm, and NOV 5 at 6 pm
$15 (plus 2-drink minimum at venue). Food available
Please Note the NEW START TIMES.
(And Remember to set your CLOCKS BACK Sunday Morning!)BUY TICKETS
SALES ARE LIVE AGAIN. TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE OLD START TIMES WILL BE HONORED AT NEW TIMES, OR REFUNDED.
DOWNLOAD a full PDF of the Program Booklet: [ HERE ]
Note: “Performance Day” Tickets are available at the Door Only!
Upon his passing in 1993, horror film actor Vincent Price entered a place he had represented extensively on film . . . HELL.
Because he played so many evil creatures, it was decided he should sojourn in the fiery pits BUT the Mormons — because of his brilliant portrayal of Joseph Smith in the biopic, Brigham Young — petitioned for a reprieve.
Heaven & Hell decided they would give Mr. Price a Faustian Mephistopheles- in the form of a spirit guide who looked like a younger version of himself.
The two men navigate the seven sins outlined in Dante’s Purgatorio, philosophical waxing and slapstick sound effects ensue. Price is forced to look back at a life and a career which have become inextricably intertwined.
What makes a man? What makes a showman? What makes a soul? Vincent Price is about to find out in this new radio play by Drew Pisarra.
The cast features Jmar Reid and Mike Pinney as the two Vincents in this radio-play live-on-stage directed by Douglas Wagner.
This special event is financed in part by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Council, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Additional funding made possible by the family of our late Board Member, Bruce Kessler