The Honolulu-based production company Cruel Theatre goes interactive with Street Limbo Blues, a play about our manifest failure in the “war on drugs.” Prepare to speak up, and bring your walking shoes. The performance starts at the aptly named Café Pick Me Up, where each audience member receives a costume and name card and then is paired with a single actor. The two of you take an hour-long journey through Tompkins Square Park and neighboring bars, where you experience the world of the addicted; the way in which you interact (or don’t interact) determines the direction of the show. It’s a short, strange trip worth taking.
Sun., March 30, 7 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 25, 2008