2017 FringeArts Festival Entry:
a Lone Brick Theatre original
Jesus Christ is perturbed when his rapture is met with a lukewarm reception by a struggling community theatre group. In his wrath, the son of God condemns the members of the company to experience a new apocalyptic scenario every day for eternity. Can the members of the company learn enough about themselves, each other, and Armageddon to save the world, not to mention the world’s worst production of Hamlet?
by Martin McDonagh
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.
Psycho Beach Party
by Charles Busch
“Gidget”, Frankie and Annette beach party epics, and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers such as “Spellbound” and “Marnie” are given a shotgun marriage. Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. The celebrated female impersonator, Charles Busch delivers a raucous send up of 1960s pop cinema with sand, surf, a serial shaver – not to mention a drag revue.