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Start spreading the news! Two Eichler plays debut in New York this fall

Start spreading the news... Repulsing The Monkey will open in New York this September at one of the most historic bars in the city.

Make it a double feature with The House Where Nobody Lives, which will also debut in New York at the Chain Theatre!

Repulsing The Monkey in NYC

Repulsing The Monkey is a hilarious and heartfelt play that tells the story of a brother and sister in Pittsburgh, PA, who inherit a local shot and beer tavern following the sudden death of their parents.

The play addresses issues of gentrification through the lens of a working-class family who must make a tough decision that will change their lives and the spirit of their hometown forever. Should they keep the unprofitable bar and honor their folks, or sell to developers from the coasts and make a profit?

This fall, Repulsing the Monkey will debut in New York with a site-specific performance that invites audience members to join the cast in the third floor bar of the historic White Horse Tavern as the play unfolds around them. This quaint bar is sandwiched between skyscrapers in the heart of New York City's Financial District and has been in operation since 1641.

In the spirit of site-specific work, this bar becomes a character in the play – lending its charming appearance and centuries of history to the story as it assumes the role of Pittsburgh's Jablonski's Bar.

The White Horse Tavern will be running food and drink service for our guests before and after the show – adding to the ambiance and providing a first class experience for audience members

Directed by Daniel Leeman Smith

Where: 25 Bridge St, New York, NY 10004

In Previews: September 15-17 Opening Night: September 18 Performances: September 19-26

Buy Tickets

Tickets will be available to the general public for purchase on August 1st. Please check back then. OR make a donation to reserve your tickets early.

Help Produce this Play We are raising funds to support the NYC debut of Repulsing The Monkey and are hoping to raise $15,000 towards production costs. All donations are tax deductible thanks to our Fiscal Sponsorship through Fractured Atlas. AND we have some pretty sweet swag to thank you for your financial support! Learn more and donate.

REPULSING THE MONKEY is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of REPULSING THE MONKEY must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The House Where Nobody Lives in NYC

Mickey is old and White. Jamal and Bonita are young and Black. They meet in the house where nobody lives. Come and join us for an evening while we explore the lives of three people in the house where nobody lives.

Buy Tickets

Buy tickets now for The House Where Nobody Lives!

Directed by Ethan Labourdette When: September 21st, 2021 through September 26th, 2021 Where: 312 West 36 Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018 Doors open 30 min before curtains.

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