The Bushwick Starr presents:
FURRY! / LA FURIA!
By William Burke and translated by Modesto Flako Jimenez and Mariela Regalado
November 17-19, 21, 22, 25, and 26 at 8pm // November 20 at 3pm
"In case there was any doubt, “Furry!” is not set on “Sesame Street” but in what is, for many New Yorkers, its hellscape version: Times Square.At a recent performance the audience giggled uneasily; running out screaming would have been just as valid a response".-New York Times
full review HERE
The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the Spanish language premiere of FURRY!/LA FURIA, written and directed by William Burke in special “Spanglish translation” that tells the story of a street Elmo who rises to power by taking over the streets of 42nd to 46th street by using The Art of War.
In a reworking of his 2013 work for one actor and a dirty Sesame Street Army, playwright and director William Burke is joining forces with Modesto “Flako” Jimenez and Brooklyn Gypsies Collective in a new and explosive Spanish/Spanglish/human translation of FURRY!/LA FURIA depicting the struggle of a pan handling Time Square Elmo. In order to care for his ailing son, a man dressed in his street Elmo best, attempts take over the blocks of 42nd -46th street, using The Art of War, an army of Elmos and his deepest and most violent self. Naked Cowboy beware. When Elmo Close…Elmo appear Far. The army gathers.
Performed by Modesto “Flako” Jimenez and Olander “Big O” Wilson
Production design by Jeanette Yew
Costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting design by Megan Lang
The English version of FURRY! was originally performed at JACK in 2013.