Thursday, January 15, 2009

Life After the Zipper

The sudden closing of the Zipper Factory Theatre (announced in the New York Times and elsewhere yesterday) caught lots of people by surprise. But the folks who make indie theater are nothing if not resourceful, and so I'm happy to pass on word from two of the shows scheduled to be at the Zipper Factory about their brand new, alternate plans.

First, from Jonny Porkpie of Pinchbottom's Burlesque:
MURDER MOST NAKED (or, The Strange Affair at Pinchbottom Manor) -- Saturday, January 17 @ 10:30pm will now play at THE BLEECKER STREET THEATER. Tickets: $20 available online soon at If people bought tickets in advance (89 did!) their money was refunded, and they'll need to buy new ones.

It looks like Pinchbottom will be settling in at Bleecker Street for a while, too.

Second, from the folks at Joe Iconis's Things to Ruin:

The Zipper has closed but that is not going to get the Things to Ruin gang down. While they look for a new home, join Joe Iconis and family for a THINGS TO RUIN PEP RALLY - FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, beginning at 8PM at DALTON’S (611 9th Ave, between 43rd and 44th). This is a FREE event. An announcement regarding the future home of T2R is coming shortly, but until then--let the party continue: have some fun, make some noise, sing some songs and put our arms around the people we love. As a wise man once said, “They can take away our home, but they can’t take away our rock and roll.

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