Now playing: “666″ at the Minetta Lane Theatre – UPDATE

The reviews for Yllana’s “666” are in:

Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times calls the show’s timing “exquisite and the presentation so startling that the oldest joke in the world . . . is a comic high point.”

New York Post’s Frank Scheck says it “exhibits such superb comic timing and physicality under David Ottone’s precise direction.”

Genzlinger correctly warns that what “they convey is pretty vulgar; if you have a low tolerance for such stuff, don’t go.”  However, The New Yorker counters by saying, “The elegance and brilliance of the pantomime save this show, directed by David Ottone, from being too offensive to sit through.”

Now playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre, next door to Bellavitae.  Check it out.


Now playing: "666" at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Spanish comedy troupe Yllana is coming to off-Broadway with “666“.

The show begins when three dangerous criminals (Fidel Fernandez, Joseph Michael O’Courneen and Juan Francisco Ramos Toro) and one misplaced innocent (Raul Cano) arrive on death row.   Incarceration ironically sets free their wildest fantasies as, trapped between the iron gates and an electrified fence, they interact with each other and with the audience.  At the end of all the comically bungled executions, all hell, quite literally, breaks out.  No one is safe, least of all the audience!

Now playing at the Minetta Lane Theatre, next to Bellavitae.