Sisters’ Follies OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

Photo: Hilary Swift
  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    October 1, 2015
    Closing:
    October 31, 2015

    Theater: Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement / 466 Grand Street, New York, New York, 10002

    Synopsis: 

    Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons’ Playhouse, "Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds" is a spooktacular musical extravaganza direct from the unlimited imagination of Basil Twist and stars the legendary Downtown icons Joey Arias ("Arias With A Twist," "Lincoln Center's American Songbook") and Julie Atlas Muz ("Beauty and the Beast"). Celebrating the Playhouse’s founders Alice and Irene Lewisohn, and their legacy of producing avant-garde performances and dance from 1915-28, the spectral sisters return to haunt the theater 100 years later. It's the ultimate October ghost story.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Sisters’ Follies

    In ‘Sisters’ Follies,’ Basil Twist Conjures Two Avant-Garde 1915 Benefactors

    Ben Brantley

    October 7, 2015: When Basil Twist holds a séance, you can bet that some pretty fabulous ghosts will materialize to do his bidding. Mr. Twist, the wizard puppeteer who was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship last week, has a numinous touch that transforms the material — cloth, wire, plastic — into the fantastical, summoning otherworldly creations spiced with wicked worldliness. For his latest endeavor, he calls up the phantoms that haunt the Abrons Arts Center, where his “Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds” opened on Wednesday night in a wildly mixed production that stars the flesh-and-blood (emphasis on flesh) performance artists Joey Arias (“Arias With a Twist”) and Julie Atlas Muz (the X-rated “Beauty and the Beast”). Sure enough, the visions conjured up by Mr. Twist, the creator of the peerless puppet ballet “Symphonie Fantastique,” are often divine, even when they’re infernal. It’s the human factor that tends to drag the show down to earth.

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