(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- In America, That Is To Say No Where takes a provocative look at the turmoil created by a tyrannical political figure. This original devised work, inspired by the revolutionary 19th century play Ubu Roi, will be performed September 5th and 6th at the Performance Garage in Philadelphia. General admission is $15 (FringeArts members save 20%). Seating for this 60-minute production is limited; tickets are available starting in late July via fringearts.com.
The production is lead by critically acclaimed choreographer and director Melanie Stewart (Live Arts productions: Perfect, Underlife, Babel, Kill Me Now) and Brian Grace-Duff, a charter member of The Foundry and Elephant Room Productions and playwright (including The Hollybush Game and I Forgot What Eight Was For). The pair collaborated with a 12-member cast of Rowan University students and alumni to develop this movement-driven theatre piece. The result is a shocking and exaggerated look at a gluttonous and child-like dictator who comes to power and wreaks havoc.
Influenced by Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, this new production is satirical yet confrontational as it employs elements of the original play’s plot to explore the current political climate with a larger-than-life approach.
The cast includes Michael Buck of Red Bank, NJ; Liz Culver of Safety Harbor, FL; Faith Lynn Diccon of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; Nick Flagg of Williamstown, NJ; Mike Grubb of Mullica Hill, NJ; Jessica Harzer of Laurel, MD; Caroline Herrick of King of Prussia, PA; Tyler Jacobs of Fredericksburg, VA; Maggie O’Conner of West Deptford NJ; Robin Purtell of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Adriana Santilli of Lumberton; and Mackenzie Trush of Franklinville, NJ.
This production includes graphic content, sexual situations, mature themes and language, and may not be suitable for all audiences.
Performances of In America, That is To Say No Where are September 5th and 6th at 7:30 p.m. The Performance Garage is located at 1515 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at fringearts.com.
This award winning production, honored for “Excellence in Ensemble Creation” by the American College Theatre Festival, was originally created and produced at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. Funding for this production of In America, That is To Say No Where is provided in part by a generous grant from the Division of Research, the Department of Theatre & Dance, and the College of Performing Arts at Rowan University.