Photos: My night at LIDA Project’s ‘The Hairy Ape’

Cheeky monkey!


Lorenzo Sariñana


Where all the  LIDA Project’s magic, er, power comes from.


The walls of the block-long artists’ collective that houses the LIDA Project’s “work | space” studio theater are lined with all manner of art. The painting above has been seen before by fans of the late Paragon Theatre. It was part of David Lafont’s “Death and the Maiden” set. Lafont also designed “The Hairy Ape.”


The value of art is in the eye of the beholder: How much would you offer to own this spray can?



That ain’t my grandma’s stitching!


This way to the theater, courtesy of a laptop projection (below).





The show-biz glamor audiences rarely see: After two hours pouring his heart and sweat out on the stage, actor Lorenzo Sariñana pedals his way home.


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