Oh, if only the walls of the Hotel Chelsea could talk. Many legendary characters have checked in to this historic hotel, including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Arthur Miller—and some never checked out (the poet Dylan Thomas and, famously, Sid Vicious’s girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, both died there). But, apparently, the one thing that has never happened in any of the hotel’s suites is a play: Pale Fire Productions now presents Room #103, Hotel Chelsea, set inside the room that features the actual bathroom where Sid allegedly killed Nancy. Director-writer James Veitch’s site-specific show, which is centered on Thomas’s life and his alcohol-fueled demise, also features drop-ins from hotel guests such as Janis Joplin and Jack Kerouac.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 & 9 p.m. Starts: March 18. Continues through March 27, 2010