January 3, 2014

“The Shell-Shocked Nut” at The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa

By Emily Murphy

What do you get when you cross E.T.Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker” with an original story about a war veteran who befriends an elementary school student? The East Village Dance Project’s production of ”The Shell-Shocked Nut.” Featuring 25 East Village Dance Project performers between the ages of 4 and 19, and the music of Tchaikovsky, Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington, and The Ramones, set against the bustling streets of NYC, “The Shell-Shocked Nut” is the perfect piece of theater for families looking for an imaginative escape. Various start times between 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. lamama.org