Robert Galinsky is a contributing editor to The Fresh Toast, writing various colorful articles involving vintage shopping tips and interviewing The Village People’s Randy Jones on gay marriage. But he’s also a thriving New York City artist activist and this Valentine’s Day, he’s starring in a special presentation of The Bench in New York, an event you should check out if you’re in the area. Here’s what you need to know.
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What’s It About
The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s. The sparse set is spectacularly integrated with beautiful hand-drawn art projections, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and is scored by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It’s a unique and fresh blending of visual and audio arts, written by and starring Robert Galinsky.
What Are People Saying About It
Previous performances of The Bench have been called “Galinsky is effortless—really quite extraordinary.” —Backstage Magazine; “The Bench features ensemble work, being done by one human being, with sustainable characters that have incredible nuances. It is palpably and real.” —Anney Bonney, Curator at The Kitchen; ‘Galinsky’s street dwellers speak in their own voices, and their voices ring true.” —The New Haven Independent; “Not your normal kind of theatre… it keeps your head moving.” —The NY Amsterdam News; “Galinsky herds multiple personalities into an evening of furious poetic justice.” —New York Press
I’m Interested, How Do I Go?
The special Valentine’s Day presentation at Dixon Place (161a Christie Street) on Tuesday February 14, 2017 at 7:30pm. The show runs 55 minutes, no intermission, and tickets are $18 ($15 in advance) and can be purchased by visiting their website or calling 866-811-4111. Audiences will also be treated to delicious Valentine’s Day sweets, before and after the show, provided by Chef Danielle of Annie Mae’s Bakery.
For more info on Robert Galinsky please visit his website.