COMING SOON: January 10 - 17, 2018

Sinking Ship Productions presents


Based on the story by Franz Kafka

Created by:
    Performer Jonathan Levin
    Writer Josh Luxenberg
    Director Joshua William Gelb

January 10 - 17, 2018
8 performances only!
Tickets on sale soon.

“Are you still starving? When are you going to stop…?”

A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. Sinking Ship Productions’ unique, visually-striking adaptation of the Franz Kafka short story uses physical theater, Victorian miniatures, puppetry, and a set of simple props to support a powerhouse solo performance.

Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive, darkly comic trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply... to hunger.

After acclaimed runs in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe (where it was ranked as one of the best-reviewed shows at the festival), A Hunger Artist returns to the Connelly for a strictly limited return engagement.

★★★★★ A bravura display of theatrical skill... the best, most complete work I’ve seen this year. If I had a sixth star, it would get one.
— Fringe Guru (Edinburgh)
★★★★ CRITICS PICK! Surprisingly lovable... full of jokes and sudden sympathy... The artist starves but we leave sated.
— Time Out New York
Directed by Joshua William Gelb from an elegant script by Josh Luxenberg, this visually arresting ‘Hunger Artist’ leads with enchantment... [Jon Levin] holds the audience in the palm of his hand.”
— The New York Times

March 19 - April 21, 2018


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piece by piece productions and Z Space

The Lucky Ones

A world premiere new musical

Book by The Bengsons & Sarah Gancher
Music & Lyrics by The Bengsons
Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh
Directed by Anne Kauffman

March 19 - April 21, 2018

March 19 - 24 • $25 • Use Code: TAKEMYHAND
March 26- 31 • $35 • Use Code: FOLLOWME
Regular tix • $45 | Reserved tix • $65

Indie-music duo The Bengsons spin a memory-tale of teenaged passion, ideals lived to the limits, family shattered and faith lost — all in hope of finding a way home again. Through soulful electro-folk songs, this driving, semi-autobiographical story grabs joy and grief with the same hand and holds them tightly, in a radical affirmation of being alive.

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The Connelly Theater is unique in New York City: an intimate house with a classic proscenium arch and a raised stage.

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