The movie Beasts of the Southern Wild (in theaters now!) was based on Lucy Alibar’s play “Juicy and Delicious” which was written and premiered at The Tank on Valentine’s Day in 2007. You can read more about Lucy and “Beasts”’ theater roots at Variety.
We dug around the archive and found the original promotion email sent from Lucy herself:
The End of the Known World is here…
Apocalypse. Romance. Bad Girls Getting Spanked.
Preview Feb 14, 2007 @ 7PM followed by The Tank Free Love Party
(complete with champagne and chocolate and lots of sexy people)
’The End of the Known World Plays’ is:
“‘The Bird Stories’ by James Ryan Caldwell, directed by Bethany Perkins
‘Juicy and Delicious’ by Lucy Alibar, directed by Zoe Aja Moore, choreography by Brian Maloney
Everyday, our worlds totter on the brink of extinction. Someone dies, you graduate, you fall in love —and reality crumbles.
Sharing a single company of actors, raw stagecraft and a gleefully black-tinged absurdism, these plays are two fairytales about coming of age and growing out of place in surreal locales: the Midwest and the rural South.
The company of actors includes: Lucy Alibar, Elliotte Crowell*, Aidan Kane*, James Ryan Caldwell, Ben Maddocks, Brian Maloney, Tom Rothacker, Anna Sapozhnikova, Liz Wisan, and Eden Worsley.
on valentines day, start showing the love early on & then stay and play:
THE TANK FREE LOVE PARTY
A fun, festive, chill Valentine’s night with chocolate, champagne & cool people.
FREE LOVE* (free admission)
FREE KISSES* (we can only promise the Hershey kind,
but who knows…)
FREE BOOZE* (well, really cheap and freely flowing)
An evening of fun for everyone who likes to love.