May 22 - June 14  

at  The New Ohio Theatre

154 Christopher Street

The latest from the Drama Desk-nominated The Mad Ones: a lo-fi ode to the Kodachrome 1970s, rock and roll antics, and the mystical American Southwest, The Essential Straight & Narrow (formerly Untitled Biopic) recalls a roadside layover in Pinos Altos, New Mexico, where passing the time becomes reliving the past. Between original country rock songs, bouts of $10,000 Pyramid, and late night craft time, The Mad Ones turn out an intimate anthem about regret and reinvention. 

Created by The Mad Ones in collaboration with the ensemble, Directed by Lila Neugebauer, Set Design by Laura Jellinek, Costume Design by Asta Hostetter, Lighting Design by Mike Inwood, Sound Design by Stowe Nelson, Music Direction by Michael Dalto

The Essential Straight & Narrow is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the Puffin Foundation. The Essential Straight & Narrow was developed through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Residency, a SPACE on Ryder residency, and the Archive Alliance.

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Since 2009, the Drama Desk Nominated company The Mad Ones have emerged as a vibrant, unique player in New York City’s downtown theatre scene. The Mad Ones create visceral, immersive, and highly detailed theatrical experiences that investigate cultural memory and nostalgia.  

The Mad Ones are one of two companies selected for the inaugural Archive Alliance, a two year developmental residency created through a partnership between The New Ohio Theatre and IRT. Through the support of the residency, The Mad Ones are creating the third and final installment of the Performer Trilogy, The Essential Straight & Narrow (formerly Untitled Biopic). 

The Mad Ones are Co-Artistic Directors Marc Bovino (performer/writer), Joe Curnutte (performer/writer), Lila Neugebauer (director/writer), Stephanie Wright Thompson (performer/writer); Company Members Michael Dalto (performer/music director), Stowe Nelson (sound designer), Sarah Lunnie (dramaturg); and Affiliated Artists Mike Inwood (lighting designer), and Laura Jellinek (set designer). 

contact us: themadonesemail@gmail.com