Demented Comedy,
"Bad Jazz"
At Zeitgeist Stage Company

A maniacal British director, a suicidal playwright, a male hustler named Elvis, and two Method actors who immerse themselves into their character's maladjusted worlds are just some of the characters who populate Robert Farquhar's theatrical world gone mad in "Bad Jazz," receiving its New England premiere courtesy of Zeitgeist Stage Company.  Performances are January 30 - February 21 in the Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Natasha is in rehearsal for a new play that calls for her to perform an act of oral sex on her scene partner. The director, Gavin, doesn't want the act to be simulated.   For art's sake, Natasha sees nothing wrong with this request, although her boyfriend goes is less than enthusiastic about the idea.  That's where "Bad Jazz" begins.

Directed by Zeitgeist's Artistic Director David J. Miller, the production features Kara Manson, Mac Young, Michael Steven Costello, Becca Lewis, Zachary Winston, and Greg Ferrisi.  

"Bad Jazz" received its American premiere Off-Broadway in November 2007 in a production by The Play Company.  Robert Farquhar's plays have been performed throughout the United Kingdom as well as in Italy, Brazil and at the National Theatre of Malta.
In The New York Times, Neil Genzlinger observed, "The play is an all-out assault on pretentious theater directors and the idiot actors who follow their commands in the interest of realism.  Mr. Farquhar has a wonderful way of being droll and outrageous at the same time."
For tickets and information, stop by the box office at 527 Tremont Street in Boston, call 617-933-8600 or visit

The show is recommended for mature audiences.

-- OnStage Boston




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