HIGH WIRE CABARET!
Wednesday, March 20th
At La Casa Community of Christ: 3166 Mt Pleasant St NW
$5-$15 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation
The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Actpresented by Der Vorführeffekt Theatre (with some of the fabulous folks from the Missoula Oblongata)
In the wilds of Siberia, Charles Darwin goes off search of the Yeti. The Yeti (if she exists) enters a radio station’s dance contest, hoping to win an all-expenses-paid vacation to a place that doesn’t exist yet. Darwin’s research companion—a little brown bat—tries to win back the love of the radio station’s electromagnetic emissions—but how could that ever end happily? Meanwhile, Siberia’s caves are home to a secretive tribe of ropemakers—but their disintegrating family structure may cause their ancient craft to be lost forever. Through the lens of the real life allegory of the Flying Wallendas’ famous high-wire act, two performers on a tiny stage unfold Darwin’s laboratory, unfurl anatomic diagrams of the yeti, and try to tease out the difference between miracles and non-miracles.
Written by Donna Oblongata (member of The Missoula Oblongata, Wham City, and producer/director of the 2012 production Less Miserable). Designed and performed by Donna Oblongata & Patrick Costello (visual artist extraordinaire and also a star of Less Miserable). Directed by Sarah Lowry (member of The Missoula Oblongata, assistant director of Less Miserable)
And also featuring some great local talent, including…
presented by Marianne Ross
An illustrated, hundred percent true history of 200 years of American medicine (with tongue in cheek).
For more information, contact us at PuppetUndergroundDC@gmail.com or 646-734-6705.