Necromancers of the Public Domain

Each month, we pluck a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library to resurrect as a one-night-only NYC variety show…

COMING UP:  Monday, February 3, 8pm

New York: The Nation’s Metropolis

by Peter Marcus (1921)

At  The Tank, 312 West 36th Street, NYC 

Theater of the Apes Ticket chimp!

WATCHING MANHATTAN as the boat comes near its shore, one seems to come under the spell of its incalculable weight, its stupendous mass of iron, brick and stone. It is oppressive, ominous. One feels the past, the present and the future; and the tremendous forces which must have worked together to produce this titanic offspring, to have spawned this mountain of precipices. One feels the hidden activity, the pitiless struggle going on beneath; yet a few puffs of smoke are all that betray the smouldering of the mighty fires. One lets one’s mind sink into the vast depths between, to see little humanity running here and there like ants amid the tangle of wires, tunnels and pipes. Little humanity that built it all.

– From the book, 1921


Tim Ellis
(Of the Moment / Casual Pimpin’)

Hannah Fairchild (Major/Minor / Hannah vs. The Many)

Jordan Feit (Cause of Death)

Bella Florence (Destination Recovery)

Serena Jost (Up to the Sky / A Bird Will Sing)

Christian Roberson (Who Made the Potato Salad?)

Jason Trachtenburg (Me and Lee – The Musical / The Pendulum Swings Big Band)

Hosted by Queen of the Apes, Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / East Village Inky)


$15. Beer and wine available in the lobby.

Invite your friends! Let us know you’re coming!

Read the full text here.

New decade! New shows! Old books! New life!

Relive the glory of Necromancers Past here.

Peek under our petticoats as New York Theater Review interviews Ayun about Necromancer’s withers, whys and wherefores.