Quick, to Noah's Ark! Classic Stage Company's The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville starts performances on December 14. Starring Tony and four-time Emmy award winner Mandy Patinkin and performance artist Taylor Mac, the off-Broadway workshop presentation will play a limited engagement at the Abrons Arts Center through December 31.
Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this abstract two-man show follows the story of a flood of biblical proportions that leaves us with only two people on Earth (Patinkin and Mac). The pair discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopeful rise again of humankind, through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, R.E.M. and Queen.
Patinkin recently collaborated with his former Evita co-star Patti LuPone on the two-person show An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which ran at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Patinkin earned a Tony Award for Evita and additional nominations for The Wild Party and Sunday in the Park with George. He has also appeared on Broadway in Celebrating Sondheim, Falsettos, The Secret Garden, The Shadow Box and Hamlet. He stars on TV's Homeland, which is currently in its third season.
Mac is known for creating experimental theater experiences and has starred in The Lily's Revenge, The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac, Comparison is Violence, The Young Ladies of and Red Tide Blooming.
The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville features set design by Beowulf Borrit, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Daniel J. Gerhard.