As one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol created a staggering volume of work. For many, however, Warhol's artistic legacy can be swiftly summarized by his prophetic pronouncement: "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." Within the creative incubator of his New York City studio space, the Factory, Warhol applied this guiding principle to an eclectic gathering of figures drawn from the fringes of society, encouraging the artistic output of dropouts, derelicts, libertines, drag queens, rock 'n' rollers, and burlesque performers. Inspired by the Factory, the boundary-pushing experimenters in Sandbox Theatre have assembled an equally eccentric assortment of characters for their newest production, This Is a World to Live In. Populated by contemporary character types, including an infinitely evolving Next Big Thing, the show is akin to a living diorama of pop culture. While the characters debate their latest installation, audiences are given a voyeuristic window into personality as performance and social interaction as a form of improv. Performed in a vacant City Center space (a location that has experienced an ongoing metamorphosis over the years) This Is a World to Live In asserts that if all the world is indeed a stage, then all of us, audiences included, are acting out the roles of our lifetimes.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Oct. 18. Continues through Nov. 10, 2013