Theater Group Homeless After Zipper Shuts
by DAVE ITZKOFF January 20, 2009
The Latino theater group Intar is seeking a permanent home after the sudden closure of the Zipper Theater last week. The company said in a release that it had begun rehearsals on two one-act plays scheduled to begin performances in February, “In Paradise” by Eduardo Machado and “She Plundered Him” by Nick Norman, when it learned that the Zipper Theater, a performance space and tavern on West 37th Street in Manhattan, had closed. Mr. Machado, the company’s artistic director, said in a statement: “Tickets were about to go on sale, the cast is in rehearsal, and we are suddenly out on the street.” Intar was previously seeking to move into the Clinton Green performance space on 10th Avenue, but withdrew as the project’s costs grew.