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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
At Times Square Arts we are closely monitoring developments concerning COVID-19 with you all, and are sending well wishes to our community here in New York City and around the world as we pause, slow down, and reassess how best to take care of ourselves and one another.
On Friday, March 13 we made the call to postpone Robin Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store until further notice. We’ll share information with you about new dates and rebooking tickets as soon as we know more. In the meantime, we’ll be prioritizing the health and safety of our artists, staff, and the public as our top concern.
We are committed to reopening our doors to offer this amazing work in Times Square as soon as it’s prudent and possible to do so, and as we collectively emerge, surely in need of shared experiences, levity, and art.
Please check back here for more updates on the future of this project.
The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive theater piece by artist and director Robin Frohardt that employs humor, craft, and a critical lens to our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics.
Free and open to the public, The Plastic Bag Store will occupy 20 Times Square, where shelves will be stocked with thousands of original, hand-sculpted items — produce and meat, dry goods and toiletries, cakes and sushi rolls — all made from discarded, single-use plastics in an endless flux of packaging. At night, the store transforms into an immersive, dynamic set for free performances where hidden worlds and inventive puppetry tell the darkly comedic, sometimes tender story of how the overabundance of plastic waste we leave behind might be misinterpreted by future generations.