Do You Get It?

He proclaims himself the godfather of American avant-garde theater. Some call him the prince of pretension. One thing is certain: Richard Foreman’s art must be seen — and heard. In tonight’s local production of Foreman’s You, playing at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. at the Slap and Tickle Gallery (504 East 18th Street), you’ll hear the word you looped over and over during the 20-minute play, which touches on desire, alienation (the three characters will be scattered throughout the labyrinthine gallery), and language as a weapon. “I have no idea what this play is about,” director Jason Vivone says. “It’s dream logic. I want to be asking you the questions.” The play should come with a disclaimer: not suitable for the faint of mind. Although there is no cost to attend, a $5 donation is suggested.

Fri., May 1, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 p.m., 2009