TINY NINJA THEATER
The Present Company Artspace
196 Stanton Street
Sunday through Tuesday @ 7pm
Sunday Matinee @3pm
No 3pm show Dec 17, no show Dec 25
CLOSING NIGHT: December 26
All Tickets: $12 (212) 420-8877
December 3, 2000: (Manhattan) Tiny Ninja Theater is saddened to announce that its long-running off-off-Broadway production of Tiny Ninja Theater presents MACBETH will play its final performance on Tuesday December 26th after a four and a half month run at the Present Company Artspace on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
The production debuted at the 2000 FringeNYC Festival, where it won the Overall Excellence Award for Innovation and Originality. Hailed as a "placticine pleasure" (Village Voice), "delightfull and amusing" (Time Out NY), and "the finest Shakespearian production ever" (Tiny Ninja Weekly), the show has continued to run in the charming and temperature sensitive Artspace ever since.
"It's about time," said Present Company Artistic Director John Clancy of the announced closing, "the whole thing was getting a little embarassing. Finally we'll be able to transform the Artspace into a hip cabaret venue. The Lower East Side is desperately in need of the sort of cultural uplift only acoustic guitar nights and open-mic poetry readings can provide. And if that doesn't work," he continued, "we could always go back to using the place to store garbage. Garbage."
Mr. and Mrs. Smile, the much respected couple playing the title pair, continue to strongly deny rumors that the show's closing has been precipitated by a disintegration of their longstanding marriage. "We love each other," reads a statement released by the couple yesterday, "as much as we ever did."
Plans for a summer tour are currently on hold.