La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

66 East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

Mr. Irresistible

March 28 – April 7, 2013

Based on Aesop’s fable The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, Mr. Irresistible uses video music, theater and dance to tell the story of a lonely woman who purchases a robotic lover in the hopes of finding happiness and validation in the world; until she learns that her new “boyfriend” was built to make her wildest fantasies and, unbeknownst to her, worst nightmares come true. Described as The Terminator meets Working Girl, Mr. Irresistible is comical and vibrant, while weaving together our desires and fears of interacting with technology. Set in the near-future, Mr. Irresistible harkens back to the late 1950’s/early 1960’s utopian ideas of automated progress while simultaneously incorporating the 1980’s nihilistic views of the coming age.

“Only a face full of Botox will prevent you beaming at Scalpel! A must-see evening of arch escapism from multitalented writer-director D’Arcy Drollinger (Above and Beyond the Valley of the Ultra Showgirls, etc.), it’s the kind of balls out, chin tucked musical camp-comedy that Off-Broadway legends are made of.”
- Robert Avila – Bay Guardian

“Recklessly satirical, The Possession of Mrs. Jones bubbles up from a truly underground well and is often very funny on its own terms. Its everything-but-the-kitchen-sink verve suggests there’s plenty of life yet in post-Charles Ludlam / Ethyl Eichelberger stage camp.”
- Dennis Harvey – Variety

Book and Lyrics by D’Arcy Drollinger
Music by Christopher Winslow

Website: D’Arcy Drollinger

SHOWTIMES: Thurs – Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2:30pm

Coming Soon

Recent Shows