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Time Out says
Posted: Mon Sep 20 2010
Founded in 1997, Jim Simpson’s cozy, well-appointed black-box venue has presented avant-garde experimentation (such as the work of Mac Wellman) and politically provocative satires (by the likes of A.R. Gurney and Jonathan Reynolds). A 40-seat basement theatre is home to the Flea’s resident young acting company, the Bats.
Flea Theater 41 White St
What's on at Flea Theater
The Bats flap their scary wings in a four-part series devoted to French horror plays from the turn of the 20th century. The third installment, "Night Terror," includes three short pieces; audiences choose a favorite to return in January.
Departing Flea artistic director Jim Simpson directs Kate Robin's new play, an offbeat romantic comedy with a nervous preapocalyptic streak.
Beer, bands and youth fuel this late-night competition, in which the Flea's enthusiastic resident company the Bats pits serial plays against one another, with winners returning the next week with another speedily written installment.
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' pick
Smoke. Flea Theater (see Off-Off Broadway). By Kim Davies. Directed by Tom Costello. With Madeleine Bundy and Stephen Stout. Running time: 1hr 15mins. No intermission. Smoke: In brief A privileged college student and a cynical artist push the boundaries...