If you’re in Manhattan this week, don’t miss a 29-minute sound installation work running continuously at the Park Avenue Armory (at 67th). The building itself is worth a trip if you haven’t been inside. The “sound art” consists of roughly 100 B&W speakers placed in various locations within a cavernous darkened space. With so many speakers, some of them well above the audience, it is possible to create very realistic illusions of, for example, birds flying overhead. The piece, by Cardiff and Miller, ends on Sunday, September 9th. Note that the work is marred by a woman reciting what is supposedly a dream. This is reminiscent of Sarah Silverman’s routine about having a dream of a shark coming out a swimming pool wearing braces and that therefore Martin Luther King’s dream was nothing special. Except that Silverman was funny.
In the evening, don’t miss Harrison, Texas, a Horton Foote play, at 59 E. 59th Street, an intimate theater. Closes September 15.