WEIRD ROMANCE CASTS OFF-BROADWAY SPELL
The horror/fantasy genre makes another trip to the New York stage scene when the York Theatre company presents WEIRD ROMANCE as part of its ?Musicals in Mufti? series. This is the Manhattan debut of the show in a newly revised version with two new songs, and will be presented Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4 with three evening performances and two weekend matinees. Boasting a score by Alan Menken, who helped create a milestone in the musical genre form with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, with lyrics by David Spencer and a book by Spencer and Alan Brennert, WEIRD ROMANCE consists of a pair of one-act plays: ?The Girl Who Was Plugged In,? based on the short story by James Tiptree Jr. (a.k.a. Alice Sheldon) which is considered to be an antecedent of the cyberpunk literary movement, and ?Her Pilgrim Soul,? which was also dramatized as an episode of the ?80s revival of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. The performances take place at the York Theatre at St. Peter?s in the Citigroup Center (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street); tickets are available on-line at www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. You can also get a discounted ?Mufti? mini-subscription by calling the York box office at (212) 935-5820.
Courtesy of Fangoria