We were in Manhattan and walking along the Bowery when we spotted the White Horse up ahead," says Ben Harrison, the director of Barflies
- the sell-out hit of the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe from Scotland's Grid Iron Theatre Company.
In Manhattan, barflies
and unemployed actors told me of fiscal misery; one Wall Street buck gleefully espoused the wisdom of investing now--in Halliburton, Dick Cheney's oil interest.
From the spastic, oddly-proportioned freaks in Us Kids to the grinning, sexually charged barflies
in Green Bottle, (both undated), Serl achieves the kind of figural rawness coveted by Modern painters from Paul Klee to Jean Dubuffet.
Earning tips won't be an easy task as you serve the most vibrant barflies
you've ever met.
Quickly surrounded by all kinds of lawmen, the trio set to figuring out how they can barter the barflies
for their freedom.
Bad things happen to him, to her and to assorted other barflies
we meet - but nothing a few cocktails can't cure.