Ken Nintzel | Performance Space New York

‘Twas The Night Before The Twelve Days Of A Nutcracker Christmas Carol

'Twas The Night Before

'Twas The Night Before

Theatre artist Ken Nintzel (Pageant, Lapse) returns to Performance Space 122 with ‘Twas the Night Before the Twelve Days of a Nutcracker Christmas Carol, an unparalleled holiday spectacular featuring the brightest underpaid talent of downtown theatre and dance. This rollicking reinvention of the British Pantomime tradition features the words of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol set to the music of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with a narration of with a narration of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and beloved Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas – all performed simultaneously! With a company of over twenty performers including David Neumann, Johanna Meyer, Beth Kurkjian, Leigh Garret, Eric Dyer, and the voice of Richard Foreman.

December 15 – 30


A year in the life of a woman in a coma as measured by holidays.

Devised, designed and directed by Ken Nintzel.

A co-production of the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris: Performance on 42nd Series, Boo Froebel curator and Performance Space 122 (NYC) Mark Russell Executive Director.

Choreography by Beth Portnoy
Costumes: Erin Berry and Happy Davis
Sound: Anne DeMare and DJ Mendel
Performances: Darren Anderson, Chuck Balsius, Ryan Bronz, Stacy Dawson, William Donovan, Jesse Hawley, Beth Kurkjian, Ellen LeCompte, Beth Portnoy, Kate Ryan, Josh Stark and Susan Tierney.

Performance Space 122:
Lighting: Frank Dendanto III
Production Stage Management: Judson Kniffen
Performances: D. Anderson, C. Blasius, Judy Braun, R. Bronz, W. Donovan, Mark Doskow, Juliana Francis, J. Hawley, B. Kurkjian, B. Portnoy, K. Ryan and Katie Workum.

Lapse was funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Italo Portasani and Reece and Alicia Bader.

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