By: Brian Scott Lipton
What’s it all about, Ivar? That’s the question prospective audiences might be asking before buying a ticket to “Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarasson Furniture Painter,” a new musical by Icelandic writer Ívar Páll Jónsson, which begins previews on July 28 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane) and opens August 13th.
As Theater Pizzazz learned at a special sneak preview of this surprisingly elaborate, tuneful, and intellectually stimulating tuner – directed by Bergur Þór Ingólfsson and choreographed by Lee Proud — the show involves the residents of Elbowville, a microscopic community within Ragnar Agnarsson’s body. They include a pair of brothers fighting over the same woman, a power-hungry mayor (played by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman), and a sensible woman who is temporarily seduced by the town’s “Prosperity Machine” (played by Broadway star and former Miss America Kate Shindle).
Video/Photos: Miriam Spritzer (Video Edits: Sandi Durell)