Streams

"The Year of the Rooster"

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In the play “Year of the Rooster,” actors Bobby Moreno and Thomas Lyons play characters that are human and/or animal. They talk about their roles, along with playwright Eric Dufault, whose play is about the gritty subculture of American cockfighting, mixing lowbrow, foul-mouthed humor with references to Greek myths and legends. “Year of the Rooster” is at the Ensemble Studio Theater through February 1.

Guests:

Eric Dufault, Thomas Lyons and Bobby Moreno
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [3]

Lloyd from Manhattan

A group of friends and I saw this play last Monday evening. It is terrific! Bobby Moreno gives an amazing performance. Go see it!

Jan. 16 2014 01:03 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

Thanks to Bobby Moreno for his reference to a book which reveals the tremendous suffering of millions of roosters who suffer and die daily in factory farms for our taste buds. Of course cock fighting is totally wrong, but it pales in comparison to what we do to chickens for Mickey D's and KFC.

Jan. 16 2014 12:50 PM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Listen to this segment on cock fighting, and stay tuned for a pussy riot.

Jan. 16 2014 12:42 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.