Friday, February 9, 2007


February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18. . .

Little Building:
a musical melodrama

directed by Nick Jones
with book and lyrics by Nick Jones
music by Benjamin Ickies

"breathtakingly ridiculous" *-Nonsense NYC*

"Finally, a modern love story which truly reflects
the city in which we live. . ." *-Village Voice*

"Brilliant. . . the songs rock, the jokes spark and
you actually believe that these buildings are alive."

As featured in the *NY Observer, Gawker *and* the NY Times!*

Story in the New York Times:

Review on


Nick Jones, playwright, puppeteer, and licensed real estate agent, melds his
interests in this musical featuring singing real estate. Music provided by
Benjamin Ickies of the Ambitous Orchestra. See downloadable photos!!

Ralph is a man trying to develop land in New York's
hottest outlying neighborhood - Alaska. He begins a metaphysical love
affair with a talking building, and together they attempt to create a
Newer York City for the Arctic.

A bizarre and heartbreaking melodrama, in perfect proportion to the city we
live in.

February 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18. . .
@ 7:30pm (doors at 7 PM)
$15 (advance tickets strongly recommended)

Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street (at Wythe St.)
Brooklyn, NY

with Corey Sullivan
Tamar Schoenberg
Jessica Delfino
Katie McClenahan
Mark Sam Rosenthal
Peter J. Cook
Jarret Berenstein
& Jason Quarles

Costume design by Sarah Stansbury
Set design by Jane Parrott
Light design by Ku'uipo Curry
Sound design by Dan Kutcher
Choreography by Emily Reutlinger
Additional design by Annie Reichert

Originally performed as part of the EVOLVE theater
series at Galapagos.

*Nick Jones* is a playwright, director, puppet
designer, and licensed real estate agent. His work has been performed at
chashama ("Canada's Mid-Riff") the Bowery Poetry Club ("Sleepless Fishes" and
"Crabquistador: Scavenger of God") as well as the Portland Institute of
Contemporary Art's TBA Festival, the Dublin Fringe Festival (first runner up, "Most
Entertaining"), Ars Nova, the Brick Theater, The Kitchen, and P.S. 122. He is
a founding member and artistic director of Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, which
is (alternately or simultaneously) a puppet troupe, band, and theater
production company. He has been an artist-in-residence at Galapagos, the
Bowery Poetry Club, and at the Hoontown Puppet Festival in Bangkok, and is a
member of the Ars Nova Play Group. As a puppet designer, he has created
work for the Allstars Youth Project (2/05) The Castillo Theater (3/05), for the
2004 Dream Parade in Taiwan. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska
and graduated in 2001 from Bard College.


Jollyship the Whiz-Bang recently was awarded a grant
from the Jim Henson Foundation for development of their insect related
puppet show "The Colonists!"

Jollyship the Whiz-Bang will team up with the Boston
League of Women's Wrestlers for a Nautically Themed Wrestling Event at
Galapagos on March 10th

Jollyship the Whiz-Bang will be restaging their rock
opera "Crabquistador: Scavenger of God" at Ars Nova, starting March 13th
and 20th.

Jollyship the Whiz-Bang's Nick Jones will be
restaging his musical "Little Building" at Galapagos Art Space February 9,10,11,
16,17 & 18th.

New EP "Curse of the Ancient Legend"
available now!!

Jollyship the Whiz-Bang
Pyrate Puppet Rock Opera Consortium

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