“The best experimental theater troupe in town”
– New York Magazine
“Even in the ranks of avant-garde performers, Susie Sokol stands out as a wonderful weirdo.”
– Time Out New York
“A joy from start to finish.”
– The New York Times
No Great Society is a riveting neo-beat riff by Elevator Repair Service, renowned for their reinvention of found objects and fragments of space and time. In this world premiere, ERS veteran and enigmatic physical performer, Susie Sokol and sonic artist Ben Williams conjure Jack Kerouac and a piano-pattering Steve Allen. A legendary interview threatens to become a one-woman show as Sokol regales with a liquor, jazz and philosophy infused tale and Williams lurks in the shadows.
Photo by Paula Court.
Estimated Running time: 1 hour
Click to read Jason Zinoman’s review in The New York Times “On the TV: Re-enacting Kerouac Interviews.”
Original Run: February 2 – 18, 2006