Primetime Show History
44 Plays for 44 Presidents
October 4 - November 17 2012
The Founding Fathers and their presidential descendants return to the Neo-Futurarium in a re-imagining of our 2001 hit. Written by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg; directed by Halena Kays.
The Strange and Terrible True Tale of Pinocchio (The Wooden Boy) as Told By Frankenstein’s Monster (The Wretched Creature)
March 8 - April 14 2012
Frankenstein's creature narrates the tale of fellow man-made monster Pinocchio, seeking to understand why Carlo Collodi's mischievous cautionary brat has enjoyed an undeserved lifetime of forgiveness. Written and directed by Greg Allen.
November 7 - December 30 2011
During a 1903 matinee performance of Mr. Bluebeard, Chicago's regal Iroquois Theater caught fire, killing 600 people in the worst disaster of its kind. Now the ghosts of that disaster rise to retell the story try and possibly prevent the tragedy from happening again. Written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays.
Chalk & Saltwater: The Ladder Project
September 15 - October 22 2011
The Ladder was the longest-running Broadway flop in history. A group of performers take on the yearlong project of unearthing the many versions of the play, as well as the men who wrote, produced, and kept it alive long after audiences had stopped coming. Conceived by John Pierson.
It Came From the Neo-Futurarium X: Battle for the Neo-Futurarium!
June 16 - August 18 2011
Our ten year extravaganza of bad film staged-readings!
Performing Tonight: Liza Minnelli’s Daughter
April 24 - June 4 2011
Is Mary Fons Liza Minnelli's long-lost daughter? And what does it mean if so? In this energetic exploration of identity, addiction, and stardom, Mary attempts to connect to the legendary stage and screen actress, and possibly be whisked away to the life she always dreamed of. Written by Mary Fons and directed by Sonja Moser.
Laika Dog in Space
February 3 - March 12 2011
The New York Neo-Futurists transplant their hit show from Manhattan to the Neo-Futurarium! A fantastic new fable about Laika, the first living earth creature in space, touching on themes of loneliness, connection, and borscht. Written by Jill Beckman, Eevin Hartsough, and Rob Neill; directed by Phil Ridarelli.
It Came From the Neo-Futurarium IX: The Perils of the Neo-Futurarium!
July 1 - August 5 2010
A ninth go-round of staged readings of the worst films of the 20th Century!
CRISIS: A Musical Game Show
April 29 - June 12 2010
What better way to respond to our nose-diving economy than to re-imagine the desperate corporate climb as an over-the-top game show, complete with nine randomly performed musical numbers and one lucky audience winner taking home up to a third of the night's box office? Conceived and devised by John Pierson, Dan Kerr-Hobert, and Clifton Frei.