Andrea Kleine
The End Is Not What I Thought It Would Be

November 4-5, 2022

Screenings will take place at The Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-33 24th Street, Long Island City.

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In December 2020, Andrea Kleine and Bobby Previte moved into The Chocolate Factory Theater and lived alone in the Covid-shuttered New York City venue for two weeks. They arrived with an air mattress, a toaster oven, a cooler of frozen Trader Joe’s meals, and an inflatable kiddie pool to bathe in. Every night they performed on stage for no one. Completely unscripted, the result is a comedic non-fiction film, now an early-pandemic time capsule, about the quiet anxiety of living in quarantine and what it means to be a performer without an audience.

Commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional funds provided by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant Program.

A film by Andrea Kleine. Featuring Andrea Kleine and Bobby Previte “as themselves.” Music by Bobby Previte. Lighting Design by Madeline Best.

“It’s a Tragicomic Project: Andrea Kleine Talks The End Is Not What I Thought It Would Be” – Marta Balaga, Variety