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Back by popular demand! Following its 2017 New York Times Critic’s Pick world premiere, which introduced many New York audiences to the widely popular British art form known as the Panto, Jack & the Beanstalk returns this holiday season with even more radical joy. Jack needs the whole town’s support to help them chop down the beanstalk. In the process, Jack and their neighbors free themselves from their oppressor, the plundering Giant Rump. Written by disabled actor/writer Mat Fraser, directed by feminist artist Julie Atlas Muz and featuring an intergenerational, inclusive cast, Jack & the Beanstalk brings the Lower East Side together with a family-friendly holiday production that is inherently irreverent, lightly political, and has the message that eventually good triumphs over evil.
Dec 14th – 30th @Abrons Arts Center
$20 for December 14 performance
$25 for December 15-16 performances
$35 for December 20-23 performances
$45 for December 27-30 performances
Recommended for ages 5+
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Directed by Eric Davis. Here is what he had to say about the show.
“Grotesque in nature, often physically deformed, the bouffon is the outcast shunned by society and told to live outside of the village. On rare occasions, they are asked to perform for the pleasure of those who previously persecuted them. On these occasions the bouffons willingly accept. (What choice do they have? Perform or be killed!) Thus, these hideous creatures enter the circle of society once more, light on their feet, eternally smiling with hateful eyes. Charming, entertaining and smart, they plan to take the piss out of you all!”
Amanda (Aimee German) Laura (Audrey Crabtree)Tom (Lynn Berg),
Time to bring this show back? Certainly seems like it…
Produced by Ten Directions & Aimee German
Directed by Eric Davis
Bouffon Wrangling by Melinda McEndarfer Krumm
Scenic Design by Eric Davis
Light Design by Miriam Nilofa Crowe
Original Music by Eric Davis
Lynn Berg, Audrey Crabtree and Aimee German
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Daniel Passer performing in the “Rotten Plantains” show. NYC – August 2010.
For more information on Daniel Passer go to his Linked In page.
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Photographing the ingenious comedy (which is the creation of Joel Jeske and Mike Dobson) of ROOM 17B was so much fun. A series of surreal, comedic, absurd vignettes. I had a chance to ask the Director Mark Lonergan about his inspiration for creating the show and the process.
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“The inspiration for ROOM 17B goes back to a show we did at 59E59 Theaters in 2007 called CUT TO THE CHASE. One of the reviews for the show challenged us to take some daring leaps and explore new avenues with our work. With that gauntlet thrown down, we began discussing how to inject contemporary material into a vaudevillian format – purposely pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone.”
“Mike Dobson and Joel Jeske, the authors of the show, began developing some ideas that we explored over a weekend at the Kraine Theater in 2009. At the heart of these ideas was a group of businessmen putting on a bizarre and interactive presentation. As we continued to work on the material, our set and lighting designer Maruti Evans ran with the business presentation idea and came up with the perfect setting for the show – a surreal office of floor-to-ceiling filing cabinets.”
“With Maruti’s design in place, the concept evolved into what we have today – a long-forgotten room in a huge office building in which all the props and costumes appear from the file drawers. The result is a cross between Buster Keaton, Monty Python, and Tim & Eric – surreal, funny, physical, and modern – and hopefully, a great night of theatre.”
Joel Jeske and Danny Gardner in a surreal office moment.
Brent McBeth taking a seriously uneasy note.
I recommend this show to anyone who wants to laugh and be entertained by 4 wonderfully hysterical performers.
Written by Mike Dobson and Joel Jeske .
Directed by Mark Lonergan.
Original Music by Mike Dobosn
Choreography by Danny Gardner and Brent McBeth.
Set and Lighting by Maruti Evans
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