Necromancers of the Public Domain


Each month, THEATER OF THE APES plucks a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library and resurrects it as a low budget variety show.

This month: What Makes the House Beautiful: A Collection of Building Details with Measured Drawings (1920) by Henrietta C. Peabody, editor

An elaborate stairway is as out-of-place in a simple house as a simple one is in an elaborate house. An eccentric one is bad in any house.


Andria Alefhi (We’ll Never Have Paris / Listening to Work)

Charlie Carr Baker (Rockwood Music Hall / All-Nighter with Charles Baker)

Ellia Bisker (Charming Disaster / Sweet Soubrette) with Hannah Cole

Shayna Strype (Antrak / Curiouser and Curiouser) with Sarah Willis

Stephen O’Rourke (Peas and Carrots / Love Sucks)

Nate Shaw (Brooklyn Music Factory / The Oprah Winfrey Show)

Olga Terlitsky (The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey / The Virtuoso Suzuki Academy)

Hosted by Queen of the Apes / Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / East Village Inky)


Theater of the Apes is an East Harlem-based theater company dedicated to affordable ticket prices, fresh takes, and the comedy of existence. Join the Apes this holiday season for the 10th anniversary of Greg Kotis' The Truth About Santa, a co-production of Theater of the Apes and The Tank. Human see, Human do

Oct 15, 2018

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