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Potion: A Play in 3 Cocktails
People Lounge
New York, NY
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Sunday Apr 27, 2014 7:00 PM - Sunday Jun 15, 2014 9:00 PM | $25.00 - $50.00


Potion: A Play in 3 Cocktails
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NB: General admission seating. Ticket price is based upon availability, and less expensive tickets may be available for other performance dates. All patrons are required to purchase the $20 (plus tax/tip) cocktail flight that is presented alongside the show. This flight will be billed by the venue at the performance's end. Please contact before purchasing your tickets to notify house management of allergies or to discuss non-alcoholic options.

In a Lower East Side bar combine
4 parts downtown theatre
3 parts live music
2 parts love story
1 part farce
3 dashes of opera

Shake vigorously and garnish with cocktails designed by award-winning mixologist Marlo Gamora (head mixologist at Trix in Willamsburg) and you have:


A Play in Three Cocktails

Charley sells potions, handcrafted and custom made. From potions that can make the forgetful remember to potions that will stop a compulsive liar from fibbing, Charley's concoctions satisfy a diverse clientele. But the one potion Charley hasn't been able to master is that one she wants for herself: a love potion. Three-time Drama Desk nominee Stolen Chair presents Potion, a "spoken word opera" that immerses its audience in the giddy world of Charley's bar and her regular (and irregular) customers, with Gamora's flight of 3 original "potions" served by the actors as the play unfolds.

To create the uniquely rhythmic text for Potion, Stolen Chair's playwright Kiran Rikhye dug deeply into the Italian libretti of the operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, and more. For each scene of Potion, Rikhye mapped out the meter, rhymes, repetitions, and simultaneity of an aria, duet, trio, or quartet to create a template for her own original text. The result is an intoxicating and incantatory verse play unlike any other, set to a genre-bending original score performed live by multi-instrumentalist Sean Cronin. The ensemble performs this "opera" in spoken voice that is every bit as virtuosic, dizzying, and delightful as operatic song in a site-specific staging by Jon Stancato that explores every nook and cranny of PEOPLE's bar and makes the audience feel they are VIP guests at Charley's magical speakeasy.



People Lounge (View)
163 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
United States

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Arts > Opera
Arts > Theatre
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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