The Girl Detective in New York

Fri 23 Feb 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 3 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

The Girl DetectiveVery exciting — the Ateh Theater Group production of Kelly Link’s “The Girl Detective” opens tonight at the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009, btw. avenues A & B).

The show will play through March 17th on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8PM with an additional performance Monday, February 26 at 8PM.


The Girl Detective is a master of disguise. She finds missing things, chases tap dancing back robbers and eats our dreams. But in her life of intrigue and adventure one mystery remains: the whereabouts of her long lost mother. Join her on a wild journey to the underworld in this surreal, darkly funny story of loss and reunion.

Link’s dark humor leads the reader through a dreamy underworld of tap-dancing bank robbers and missing mothers to explore everyday emotional mysteries of personal loss and identity. Her writing has been compared to the likes of James Joyce, Philip K Dick and her title character to Nancy Drew.

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 212-352-3101 or 1-866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased at the door 1 hour prior to the show.


3 Responses to “The Girl Detective in New York”

  1. Richard Larson on February 24th, 2007 11:44 pm

    I just saw the play! And it’s brilliant!

  2. lcrw on February 25th, 2007 8:11 am

    Wonderful news, thanks. We are hoping to see it later in the run. (Have to go to AWP in Georgia first.)

    Jon Sobel reviews it here:

  3. dinah prince daly on March 16th, 2007 10:27 am

    oooooh, I hope I can still get tickets, major Kelly fan here… just catching up on my emailreading today because it is snowing… wish I had read this sooner… my kid is the one who had her Brooklyn highschool english class teach Kelly’s Lily Lily Rose stort story in Fence a couple of years ago… we introduced ourselves at a KGB reading last year? last year.this sounds wonder-ful

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