Thalia Follies: A Political Cabaret
The Deep End Productions will present the world-renowned arts center, Symphony Space, in its acclaimed and irreverent Thalia Follies: A Political Cabaret – featuring Isaiah Sheffer, artistic director of Symphony Space and celebrated host of its Selected Shorts on public radio stations nationwide–at The Insights & Revelations Performance Series. The performance is sold out, so read below about the show and then get your self to their next Follies presentation at Symphony Space in the city, and get on The Insights & Revelations Performance Series' mailing list so that you don't miss our next presentation!
Symphony Space’s The Thalia Follies: A Political Cabaret, New York City’s only political cabaret series, features songs, sketches and poetry on all the issues New Yorkers hold dear. Always funny and often moving, these original evenings created by Symphony Space’s Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer with producer Martin Sage are guaranteed to get you talking and laughing. Regular Follies performers include Ivy Austin, David Buskin, Nora York, The Chalks, and more. Musical Director, Lanny Meyers.
Nothing is sacred in The Follies: Everything from the upcoming political election – where they’ll cut through the hot air and get right to the heart of all the empty promises- and the American obsession with diets and wellness - where they musically devour everything from Ayurveda to Zabar’s – gets a winking examination.
The Insights & Revelations Performance Series is so delighted to be bringing the cabaret form to The Insights & Revelations Performance Series for the first time, and with such a distinguished company as Symphony Space. The Thalia Follies will add a new dimension to the Series by offering our audiences some insights into the artistic process of creating and performing cabaret.
The presentation will be held on Saturday, December 1st, at 8:00 p.m.
At the Rosenthal JCC Theatre, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
A discussion and reception with the artists follows the program.
See "Ticket Information" link for more information.
ABOUT SYMPHONY SPACE
Unique in New York City’s cultural landscape, Symphony Space—which presents more than 500 events each year in music, literature, dance, theatre, film, and family programming—is the only New York venue where one can see Amy Sedaris; Rear Window; John Corigliano; the Keigwin Kabaret; Tom Chapin; Mavis Gallant; and Patricia Barber all in one house, and all in one season. One of New York’s preeminent and most reasonably priced cultural resources since 1978, Symphony Space is a leader in adventurous programming. Our signature events include Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story, hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and broadcast on 150 National Public Radio affiliates; Bloomsday on Broadway, the annual marathon celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses; Upper West Fest, a three-week cultural extravaganza involving more than twenty neighborhood institutions; and Wall to Wall, the free annual twelve-hour musical marathon, which The New York Times called our “gift to New York City.” Symphony Space’s programs annually attract diverse audiences from throughout New York City and the metropolitan area and, including our recording, touring, and media efforts, reach nearly 500,000 people nationwide. Symphony Space’s Artistic Director is Isaiah Sheffer; Executive Director, Cynthia Elliott.
Isaiah Sheffer is co-founder and artistic director of Symphony Space and director and host of Selected Shorts live and on radio. His radio, television, theatre, and film credits are extensive and include work as a commentator on the arts for WNYC's weekly radio column Around New York; producer/writer for The Road to the White House, a 20-minute public affairs series for NBC-TV (Emmy Nomination); and writer/director, The Last Chapter, award-winning historical documentary film on 1,000 years of Polish-Jewish history. Mr. Sheffer wrote the book and lyrics for the musicals Yiddle with a Fiddle and The Rise of David Levinsky. His latest play is Dreamers and Demons: The Three Worlds of Isaac Bashevis Singer. He is currently creating the libretto for a modern-baroque opera-ballet about the making of the American Constitution, A More Perfect Union.