May 01, 2006

Oolar!

Last night I took a huge risk: I invited a classy JDate gal to Williamsburg to come see the offbeat, off-off-off-Broadway show, "Adventures of Caveman Robot: The Musical", having been invited by Caveman Robot creator and star of the show and fellow robot cartoonist, Jason Robert Bell. While I may not have fully grasped the deeper psychological subtext of the play, I must say I found myself thoroughly amused with what could possibly be the strangest performance I have ever witnessed live on a stage! As described by Village Voice contributor Adam McGovern:
“Adventures of Caveman Robot: The Musical” is the multimedia catharsis based on Jason Bell and Shoshanna Weinberger’s indie comic about the Jungian warrior-teddybear who embodies our primal insecurities and utopian promise. If the corporate floorshows of Manhattan make you despair for the future of emotional excess and people busting out in song for no reason, you’ll prefer this close reading of pop archetype, transcendental lore, ethnographic ritual and live cartoon-character mall appearances. It’s a Wagnerian movie-serial symposium on ice.

That should pretty much clear up any questions you may have about the plot.

I like robots, and my JDate must like robots, too, if she's hanging out with me. So coming from a couple of robophilic fans, I recommend catching Caveman Robot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn before the show goes the way of Cats. You have until May 13, 2006, so order tix now!

Professor Tuttlwell (Devon Hawkes Ludlow) and his niece Megan (Hope Cartelli) hooking up the dodecahedron heart to Cavey

Colonel Threeheadedspacepony, a Nazi SS officer whose brain has been transferred to the body of a penguin, (Robin Reed, puppeteer)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Put up a link to the girl's Jdate profile s'il vous plait.

Ben Baruch said...

Okay, anon, I must know: How did you know she was French?

Anonymous said...

J'ai passe une tres bonne soiree... merci. me ;)

Anonymous said...

let's double jdate: me, lilit, froggy and the robot.

Ben Baruch said...

Anon, I'd happily go on a double Jdate, if a) you reveal yourself, b) Lilit approves, and c) the lovely Frenchwoman cares to see me again.

Michelle said...

maybe anonymous is your french girl? or a friend of hers...

have you seen this
http://www.ghostly.com/1.0/artists/solvent/index.shtml

Ben Baruch said...

Michelle, it doesn't matter either way, since the lovely Frenchwoman bid adieu today.

Solvent looks cool, thanks for the link!

Michelle said...

eh, meh, feh. she wasn't your bashert then. good to hear you're coming to jewtown. dan, aka mobius, usually knows what's going down here.