World/ Inferno Friendship Society at Peak Performances on September 19 and 20

Group to perform “Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s 20th Century”

The World/ Inferno Friendship Society comes to the Alexander Kasser Theater on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. with Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s 20th Century. Tickets for this punk rock-inspired performance are $15.

Legendary Brooklyn punk group World/Inferno Friendship Society (WIFS) joins forces with Jay Scheib, one of contemporary theatre’s brightest young directors, to create a cabaret punk-rock operetta for our times. Continuing the evolution of the genre via the ultimate 20th century archetype of alienation, Peter Lorre; WIFS dedicates a furious song cycle following Lorre’s unheralded existence from his days with Wedekind and Brecht through the cycle of World Wars to a pitiless fall from grace within the drug-infused quagmire of Hollywood. Led by Jack Terricloth (formerly of Sticks and Stones), WIFS paints a picture of the twentieth century from the outsider’s eye via a multimedia spectacle.

This project was created with a commission and residency from Peak Performances @ Montclair State University. To order your tickets call the Box Office at 973-655-5112 or order online at

Peak Performances @ Montclair: Every Performance, every seat $15.

WNYC is a media sponsor for the 2008/2009 Season of Peak Performances @ Montclair.  Peak Performances also acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

World/Inferno Friendship Society
Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. / Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Peak Performances @Montclair
Alexander Kasser Theater
Montclair State University
One Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey,
Admission: $15
For reservations: 973 655-5112.

Media Contact:

Alfred R. Fredel 973.655.3004

Released: September 12, 2008