Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lone Brick Theater Debuts Every Day, APOCALYPSE!

Lone Brick Theatre Company Tackles Artistic Armageddon in Every Day, APOCALYPSE!

Returning to the FringeArts Festival for the third year running, Widener University’s Lone Brick Theatre Company presents Every Day, APOCALYPSE!, a new comedy written by company director, R.A. Reutter. The show premiers in the Festival on Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm with an additional performance on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00pm. Performances will be held at The Collective in Port Richmond.

Meet the members of the floundering Angry Goose Theatre Company whose rehearsal is interrupted when Jesus stops by. Perturbed by their lukewarm reception, the irate 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.

A comic fusion of performance traditions, Every Day, APOCALYPSE! incorporates elements of dance, circus arts, and puppetry to question the role of art in the apocalyptic landscape. Positing the end of the world in its many incarnations as metaphor for the ever mounting challenges to artistic expression in the twenty first century, the show explores the impulse to create and where the responsibility of the artist lies.

A departure from the immersive nature of Lone Brick’s previous, darker Fringe entry, Dissever My Soul (2015), Every Day, APOCALYPSE! maintains the generative process that is vital to the company’s work. Though penned by Reutter, the show is a collaboration in which the actors participate in evolving the script through a series of summer workshops designed around movement, improvisation, and character study.

Every Day, APOCALYPSE! stars Widener University undergraduate students Nathan Mirando, Rebecca Gomezrueda, Alexander Ross, Brookelynne Mahon, Jimmy Coia, Taylor Blum, McKailey Gordon, Brynne Maddrey, Robert Termini, and Jared Zimmerman; graduate students, Carolyn Lodge and Luis Aguilar; and alumna, Cosette Termini.

What: Every Day, APOCALYPSE!
When: Friday, September 22 & Saturday, September 23 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $15 General Admission; $10 Student, purchase through the FringeArts Box Office

A limited number of half-price tickets will be available through Funsavers beginning September 14.