The Mini-Fridge Elevenses*
11 Questions, 11 Answers … ZERO calories, and 100% YUMMY!
*Elevenses is a snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the morning and might consist of some cake or biscuits with a cup of coffee or tea. The name refers to the time of day that it is taken: around 11 am.
Written by: Gregory Levine
Xmas. What an awful word, non?! And everything so shabby nowadays. Well, perhaps you’ve been going to the wrong parties… Aristocratic siblings Lord Gregory and Mademoiselle Godin — whose twisted bond of love and jealousy has only grown stronger since the terrible day their zygote split in the womb — cordially invite you to the unseasonable soiree of the year: a splendid Xmas gala showcasing the stars of the 2012 miniFRIDGE, and featuring the marvelous musicians, comedians and performance artist of the Horse Trade family. You will be sadly gauche if you are not in attendance!
- Friday June 29 @ 10pm
Answers by: Producers & Hosts
Gregory Levine and M. Leona Godin
1. Your tag line is featured above, so we know the PR version of what this play is about. But when you talk to your family and friends, how do you explain the show to them?
Gregory & Godin: We’re hosting a showcase cabaret as delusional decadent siblings of centuries gone by.
2. Here’s a scenario: After the show some audience members go have a drink. What’s the part of the show you hope they’re discussing?
Godin: The seamless and hilarious interludes as the glue binding dynamic and well-curated acts.
Gregory: How handsome and beautiful we were.
3. What drives your show – character, theme or plot?
Gregory & Godin: As hosts, we have developed characters that entertain thanks to the time we’ve taken to have an implicit and sometimes explicit back story.
4. What’s the one thing someone said about the show so far that made you the most proud?
Gregory & Godin: “Wow, Gregory Levine and M. Leona Godin working together?! That’s brilliant and bound to be gothic!”
5. Let’s fantasize for a moment. Let’s take the “off-off” off. Imagine this show is on Broadway. What would that change about the production itself?
Gregory & Godin: Bigger wigs!
6. Taking that one step further – after paying everyone what they’re worth of course, what is the most lavish, luxurious, frivolous thing you would spend money on if there was no constraints? (Think of the helicopter in Miss Saigon).
Godin: Absurdly big wigs!
Gregory: And genuine opium in the pipes! Not that we advocate its use. And stay in school, kids.
7. Is there a scene, a moment, anything that gets a completely different reaction depending on the audience that night?
Gregory & Godin: Well, there is just a hint of inappropriate sibling affection that sometimes takes audiences seconds to appreciate and others deny the innuendos until they burst out laughing helplessly or throw bibles.
8. What’s your favorite line from the show?
Gregory & Godin: Let them eat cake!
9. Is the world of this play sustainable outside a theatre? In other words … do you think people live the way the characters do? Would you want a world where they do?
Gregory & Godin: Yes, we try hard to promote the Eurotrash decadence of centuries past in our day to day lives with much success!
10. You scan the audience and you see a face that stops you dead in your tracks – who is it? And why are you shocked?
Gregory & Godin: Richard Harris. He’s not only alive, and laughing at our show — he’s left some booze for the other audience members!
11. Time for Elevenses! Go to the mini-fridge of your fantasy hotel. What’s your dream 11:00am snack?
Gregory & Godin: Champagne, fois gras and little cakes!
Thanks, Lord Gregory and Mademoiselle Godin, for having your Elevenses with us here at THM! We can’t wait to see Lord Gregory & Mademoiselle Godin’s miniXMAS Spectacular!!
If you’d like to catch Lord Gregory & Mademoiselle Godin’s miniXMAS Spectacular! at The Mini-Fridge Festival find out more by clicking this link.
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP IN ASSOCIATION WITH FRIGID NEW YORK PRESENT THE 2012 MINI-FRIDGE
JUNE 28 – JULY 4 @ UNDER ST. MARKS The mini-festival will play at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) June 28-July 4. Tickets ($15/$12 students & seniors) are available online or by calling 212-868-4444.