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Chris Davis: One-Man Apocalypse Now

On today’s podcast, we ring in the new year with the return of Chris Davis, one of the hardest working solo-performance artists in town with a re-mounting of the Fringe Arts production of “One-Man Apocalypse Now”.

Chris Davis re-imagines the iconic film Apocalypse Now in a hilarious and dark 60-minute adaptation. Imagine Apocalypse Now performed by one-actor, in 60 minutes, recreating some of the most famous scenes from cinema history through Chris Davis’ unique theatrical lens. Backed by the soundtrack of the movie, Davis explores the heart of ‘darkness’ through movement, sound, dance, comedy, drama, lunacy, philosophy, and more in this high-octane 60-minute tour-de-force, directed by Mary Tuomanen and sound design by Adriano Shaplin.

ABOUT CHRIS DAVIS

Chris Davis is a Philadelphia-based playwright and actor from Oakland, CA.

Recent projects include Anna K, an adaptation of the famous Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina (“…an hour of many delights.” – Howie Shapiro, NewsWorks); solo show Drunk Lion, which recently had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 (“Highly-entertaining” ★★★★★ – TV Bomb); Violence of the Lambs; and Bortle 8 (“…brilliant.” – Phindie.com). Other projects include Holly’s Dead Soldiers (Philadelphia FringeArts 2013), The Post-Show (Berserker Residents), and Wild (Groundswell Players). Chris received training from the National Theatre Institute. He holds a BA from Albright College.

Chris is a Playwright in Residence at Plays & Players Theater, and a coordinator of the Philadelphia SoLow Festival, a DIY theater festival dedicated to new, experimental, solo performance.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://realchrisdavis.com

http://www.realchrisdavis.com/onemanapocalypsenow/

Rebroadcast: This Is The Week That Is: The Election Special

On today’s podcast, we meet Sean Close and new cast member Nia-Samara Benjamin of the 2016 1812 Productions’ production of “This Is The Week That Is: The Election Special”. Guess, what we talked about, just guess. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS

As the American people get ready to elect a new president,  the creative team behind 1812’s smash political satire, This Is The Week That Is will be on the beat! We’ll break down the headlines and bring you answers to your burning questions with satirical wit, a song or two and a script that changes with the news!

 

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://1812productions.org

Rebroadcast: Casabuena Cultural Productions – The Church Bells All Were Broken

On today’s podcast, I re-connect with a Mariangela Saavedra of Casabuena Cultural Productions. CCP makes their #PhillyFringe16 debut with Dave Ebersole’s “The Church Bells All Were Broken”. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE CHURCH BELLS ALL WERE BROKEN

Jeff and Melissa are part of the infamous MacArthur family; a Family known to take their religious beliefs to the extreme by picketing funerals with their offensive signs and parodies of pop songs. They take their message of “God hates fags” and “America is doomed” all over the country and even all the way to the Supreme Court. But when Jeff decides to come to terms with his sexuality his whole life changes as he tries to maintain his faith while his family makes him an outcast. Will his sister, who loves him dearly, be able to pull him back into the fold or will she finally see that she is really part of a cult fueled by hate?

A fictitious story inspired by the real Westboro Baptist Church and its members, this new play by Philadelphia Playwright Dave Ebersole, challenges the audience to see all sides of the issues at hand with humor, music, and drama.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://fringearts.com/event/church-bells-broken-4/

Curio’s “Antagonyms”

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Playwright Rachel Gluck and Director Jack Tamburri to talk about the World Premiere Curio Theatre Company production of “Antagonyms”. We discuss the origins of the story, its many revealing moments and overall design that help bring the story to stage. Stay Tuned! NOTE: Some sound issues because, “Technology”.

From Left: Andrew Carroll, Alexander Scott Rioh, Alee Spadoni and Colleen Hughes. Photo Credit: Rebecca Miglionico Gudelunas

ABOUT ANTAGONYMS

by Rachel Gluck
A World Premiere!
Directed by Jack Tamburri


Written by Curio company member Rachel Gluck,
this intriguing new play grapples with the concept
of love and identity.
Four young Philadelphians try to outrun their demons, as the past meets the present in this modern-day Noir. 
Curio is proud to present this world premiere.

Featuring: Alee Spadoni, Alexander Scott Rioh, Andrew Carroll and Colleen Hughes.

Set Design – Paul Kuhn
Lighting Design – Dom Chacon
Sound Design – Liz Atkinson
Costume Design – Aetna Gallagher

​This production has mature content and not recommended for children under 17.
trigger warning: themes related to sexual violence, addiction and suicide.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://curiotheatre.org