Book and Songs by
Gregory Langdon and Joseph R. Peret
Everything old is news again! It's 1984. NUCLEAR FOLLIES is a topical musical comedy revue about an inept President flanked by a warhawk General and a Teflon Aide getting all their impending WWIII bulletins from a single news network, rife with advice on the evacuation of New York and the best ways to survive a nuclear blast. Once WWIII starts, The President takes refuge at a Shelter Cabaret with the best remaining entertainers around. Song titles include, "Evil Russian Guys," "The Triumph of Ideology," "Star Wars Blues," "Winnable War," and "Nuclear War Really Brings Me Down."
The New York Times' Stephen Holden described Nuclear Follies as "An exuberant satirical revue devoted to the proposition that the end of the world is a hoot."
Derek Ferguson Choreography | Javier Baca
Jonathan Hadley Set/Lights | Robert Neapolitan
Drew McVety Costumes | Everett Clark
William Michals Asst Director|Lauren Widner
Lainie Munro Prod Assistant| Dina Jawetz
Production Stage Manager | Zija Lubin-West
Assistant Stage Manager | Stephen Stanic
Pianist | Music Supervisor: Charles Czarnecki
Production Supervisor | Laura Gosheff
Casting | Helene Galek
Press | Joe Trentacosta
Directed by Daniel Neiden
Original Poster Art, Graphics and Scenic Elements
by Oscar Nominated Bill Plympton
Featuring Pre-Show Stand-Up Performances
Each performance of Nuclear Follies will begin with a politically topical stand-up performance by locally and nationally renowned comics including: Judy Gold (11/1 @7p) (stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central , and LOGO; Showtime's new series "I'm Dying Up Here"); Yedoye Travis (11/2 @7p) (Dark Tank Podcast, Montreal Just For Laughs); Brian Parise (11/3 @ 4p)(Montreal Just For Laughs, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (writer)); Marcia Belsky (11/3 @ 7p) (Handmaid's Tale: The Musical, Headless Women of Hollywood); Justin Williams (11/5 @7p) (SiriusXM, 'Mostly Woke'); Julia Claire (11/6 @7p) (Bridgetown Comedy Festival); Brian Parise (11/7 @7p) (Montreal Just For Laughs, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (writer)).
Showtimes: Thursday & Friday, Nov 1 & 2 @ 7:00 pm; Saturday, Nov 3 @ 4pm & 7pm; Monday -Wednesday, Nov 5-7 @ 7:00 pm. Total running time: 90 mins.
As a special incentive to Get Out the Vote, Tuesday's show is FREE with proof that you voted (an "I Voted" sticker will suffice). Because seating is limited, you must also have a ticket (select Get the Vote Out).
GTVO tickets will not be honored at any other show. GTVO tickets are null and void without proof of voting.
Theatre at St. John's (View)
81 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|