A Check-Room Romance

Thursday May 6 8:30 PM

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 West 62 Street, Manhattan, New York, NY‎
Target Free Thursdays

Music: Mark Mulcahy
Words and Drawings: Ben Katchor

In this new musical tragicomedy, one man’s casual obsession with the architecture and culture of coat checkrooms ensnares him in a desperate struggle between employment agents, maitre ‘d’s, lovesick podiatrists, low-budget contractors, and paraphilic playboys. A Check-Room Romance is the third theater collaboration between cartoonist Ben Katchor (Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, and The Jew of New York) and composer Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion), following The Rosenbach Company, and The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and features musicians and singers surrounded by Katchor’s projected drawings and animations. More

Musicians and Singers:
Mark Mulcahy
Dave Trenholm
Ken Maiuri
Flora Reed
Sound design: Dan Richardson

A Check-Room Romance was commissioned by The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers