A Crowded Field
31 March–8 April 2023
A Crowded Field completes a trilogy of performance projects by Morgan Bassichis that use humor and music to explore Jewish radicalism. The previous performances included Klezmer for Beginners, co-created with Ethan Philbrick at Abrons Arts Center in 2019, and Don’t Rain on My Bat Mitzvah, co-created with Ira Khonen Temple and organized by Creative Time in 2021. In their new standup show, comedian Morgan Bassichis performs a crash course in the uses and abuses of the Jewish holidays. L'Chaim!?
This show is sold out. Interested in joining the waitlist? To join, please check in with box office in-person 1 hour prior to showtime. Patrons who secure a ticket will be seated at the time designed for late seating. ADA and ASL seating are still available.
Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer who has been called “a tall child or, well, a big bird” by The Nation and “fiercely hilarious” by The New Yorker. Past shows include Questions to Ask Beforehand (Bridget Donahue, 2022), Don’t Rain On My Bat Mitzvah (co-created with Ira Khonen Temple, Creative Time, 2021), Nibbling the Hand that Feeds Me (Whitney Museum, NYC, 2019), Klezmer for Beginners (co-created with Ethan Philbrick, Abrons Arts Center, NYC, 2019), Damned If You Duet (The Kitchen, NYC, 2018), More Protest Songs! (Danspace Project, NYC, 2018), and The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions: The Musical (co-created with TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Ilona Osato, and Una Aya Osato, New Museum, NYC, 2017). Morgan’s book of to-do lists, The Odd Years, was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2020. Morgan has released two albums: March is for Marches with Ethan Philbrick (2019) and More Protest Songs! Live From St. Mark’s Church (2018).
A Crowded Field is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center.