86 year old Judith Malina and the Living Theatre will be moving out of their home on Clinton Street next month, but not before putting on one last show for us. Their latest production, Here We Are opens tonight and will run through February. It promises to stay true to the spirit of non-violent, anarchist/experimental theater they have been producing for over sixty years.
In the show, the international (and multi-generational) company “visits the Anarchist collectives of France, Spain and The Ukraine for the 19th and 20th centuries, and finds (them)selves transported to an immersive and participatory underground outdoor/indoor crossroads of our present moment. The ensemble and the audience work together to manufacture and perform the potential creative possibilities for a post revolutionary world of beauty and non violence.”
It’s been quite a struggle for the company these last few years as the cost of renting commercial space on the Lower East Side has skyrocketed. The Living Theatre has been in a constant state of fundraising in order to pay their rent — we’ve been covering some of their challenges here. Don’t miss your last chance to catch this legendary theater company in their home at 21 Clinton Street.
Here We Are runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 or “pay what you can” on Wednesdays.