WANNA BUY A DUCK--FOR $150?

YOU COULD HAVE FUN AT POMP DUCK AND CIRCUMSTANCE, IF YOU LIKE CIRCUSES, FANCY FOOD, HIGH PRICES AND GERMAN HUMOR

TIPTOEING PAST THE DANK AND murk of the Manhattan neighborhood called Hell's Kitchen, you walk into a huge tent where Pomp Duck and Circumstance is performed and enter a different world. Inside the bordello-red lobby area, tuxedoed giants and midgets say hello. In an alcove, T shirts and robes with a Matisse monogram are for sale. So are the pieces of Rosenthal china on which you will dine. A bartender pours you a glass of the house Chardonnay. Nine bucks.

It is a different world, all right: Vegas-style glam, with a heavy German accent. Indeed, the show--conceived by Berlin restaurateur Hans-Peter...

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