The world premiere of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, the only play in our memory that takes place inside the human body, is closing off-Broadway. The new musical, which features a book, music and lyrics by Ívar Páll Jónsson and stars Tony winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, will shutter at the Minetta Lane Theatre on September 20. It opened on August 13.
Directed by Bergur Þór Ingólfsson and based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jónsson, Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter answers the hypothetical question, “Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your elbow?” The emotionally charged rock love story explores a love triangle set in Elbowville, a small community within Ragnar Agnarsson’s body. Elbowville mayor Manuela (Huffman) must deal with a crisis when a “prosperity machine” compromises the peace of the sweet little community.
In addition to Huffman and Shindle, Revolution in the Elbow features Rick Faugno, Michael Biren, Patrick Boll, Zach Cossman, Karli Dinardo, Danielle Kelsey, Graydon Long, Brad Nacht, Marrick Smith and Jesse Wildman.