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.


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.” – 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.