An unprecedented fusion of one of today’s best live punk acts with real time performance media, Addicted To Bad Ideas is a furious song cycle dedicated to 20th century movie star, archetype of alienation, Peter Lorre. It is a multi-media spectacle that tracks Lorre’s enigmatic existence from formative days alongside Wedekind and Brecht to a pitiless fall from grace in drug-infused Hollywood. Led by punk rock legend Jack Terricloth, Addicted To Bad Ideas paints a picture of the twentieth century from the outsider’s view, recreating key motion picture sequences mixed with live interactive video. Photo Credit: Rose Callahan

An unprecedented fusion of one of today’s best live punk acts with real time performance media, Addicted To Bad Ideas is a furious song cycle dedicated to 20th century movie star, archetype of alienation, Peter Lorre. It is a multi-media spectacle that tracks Lorre’s enigmatic existence from formative days alongside Wedekind and Brecht to a pitiless fall from grace in drug-infused Hollywood. Led by punk rock legend Jack Terricloth, Addicted To Bad Ideas paints a picture of the twentieth century from the outsider’s view, recreating key motion picture sequences mixed with live interactive video.


Photo Credit: Rose Callahan


Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre's 20th Century

ArKtype presents

World/Inferno Friendship Society

Co-Conceived and Directed by Jay Scheib

Presented in association with the Bowery Presents

USA (New York)

UTR 2009 - Webster Hall