When: Fri., Aug. 19, 10:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m., Tue., Aug. 23, 9 p.m., Thu., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m. 2011
This dance-theatre comedy takes you through the ups and downs of couch awkwardness--from the snuggling to the scooching to the stretching, Red Couch covers every aspect of couch like and love.
Relationships in a dozen nonverbal sound bites portrayed by a Chaplinesque limber duo are provocatively entertaining. A take-off from early TV à la Lucille Ball and Mary Tyler Moore he-she pratfalls and later Seinfeld something-out-of-nothing mentality, we wile away an hour wondering what on earth can they possibly dredge up next. Clearly trained dancers, Aggie Schmank and Tommy Lewey easily move from sprawl to split-second twirls and back into sedentary boredom. Body language games make us laugh or squirm with “I’ve been there and done that” recognition. But watch that couch. It’s got the attitude of a certain person-eating plant. - Rita Kohn
Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 5