From the press release:

La MaMa is proud to present the World Premiere of The Etiquette of Death, the final show of La MaMa’s 50th Anniversary season, runs from June 14 – July 1, 2012 in a limited engagement at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin June 14 for a June 16 opening.

Death is a messy and terrifying horror. Or, it can be a quiet, unapologetic thief in the night. For the past twenty-five years living in the East Village Chris Tanner has been surrounded by death. He’s obsessed with how the dying and those who love them behave in the face of it. When you explore the artifice and manners that surround this unruly journey – the etiquette of death — the outcome can be absurd, paradoxical, wrenching, and at times, hilarious. He’s asked a group of artists he admires to help him put together a collage of scenes, songs, poetry, music and dance that explores the “Etiquette of Death.”

Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 5:30pm with the exception of the Sunday, June 24 performance, which will be at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at, in person at the box office or by calling 212-475-7710. The show contains nudity and is appropriate for ages 17 and up. For more information visit or

The cast includes Robert Appleton, Beth Dodye Bass, Kirstan Clifford, Matthew Crosland, Lance Cruce, Angela DiCarlo, Machine Dazzle, Jezebel Express, Angie Hobin, Sarah Kraynik, Agosto Machado, Joseph Mahan, Brandon Olson, Greta Jane Pedersen, Eugene the Poogene, Everett Quinton, Yosvany Reyes, Mike Russnak, Chris Sharp and Chris Tanner.

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