Jarry Inside Out: The True Exploits of Alfred Jarry by Richard Henrich
directed by Catherine Tripp May 28 - June 21, 2015
Featuring Ryan Sellers, Carla Briscoe, Ian LeValley, Eva Wilhelm, Mikey Cafarelli, Claire Aniela, Karin Rosnizeck and Connor Hogan Spooky Action Theater closes its 2015 Season with another World Premiere. Mixing biography with unbridled inner imagination, Jarry Inside Out tracks the convention shattering journey of French playwright Alfred Jarry, whose monstrous anti-hero Père Ubu launched the modern era of Dada, Surrealism and Theater of the Absurd. Jarry’s outrageous creation, Ubu, is known. But the story of Jarry’s life is not, and his life is even wilder than his creation. Not simply a bad boy cut-up and rabble-rouser, Jarry methodically set about breaking all the rules and upending conventions. His goal was to redefine reality and see it with new eyes
The Last of the Whyos by Barbara Wiechmann
directed by Rebecca Holderness
February 5 - March 1, 2015 Featuring Michael Kevin Darnall, Tia Shearer, Randolph Curtis Rand, Séamus Miller, Elliott Bales, Dane Figueroa Edidi, Bette Cassatt, Sha Golanski, Ryan Alan Jones, Matthew Marcus and Stephen Krzyzanowski.
Strikingly cinematic, Last of the Whyos tracks Eddie Farrell, king of the Whyos gang in 1880s New York. Eddie slips through time and lands on the beach at Coney Island one hundred years in the future. Pulled into a sideshow world, he confronts his future self and unleashes energies long held in check.