Theater for the New City's Street Theater Company will opens its 42nd annual tour with a free, outdoor musical in which the Theory of Relativity is used to explain modern politics.
'Shame or the Doomsday Machine' is a bouncy joyride through the undulations of the body politic, with astute commentary couched in satire, slapstick, and songs which vary in style from bossa nova to hip hop to Gilbert & Sullivan-style operetta. The production will be staged with an elaborate assemblage of trap doors, giant puppets, smoke machines, masks, original choreography, and a huge running screen or "cranky" providing continuous movement behind the actors.
Free performances will tour closed-off streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs until September 16. Find a full list of locations and showtimes here.