Flawed heroes, sympathetic monsters and haughty professors collide as this hefty
poem is rescued from the grasp of 1,000 years of highbrow analysis and
transformed into a defiantly raucous musical. Presented by San Francisco’s
infamous Shotgun Players and New York’s infectious Banana Bag & Bodice, this new
SongPlay is an irreverent dissertation on art versus criticism in blood soaked
Scandinavia! Written by Jason Craig, music by Dave Malloy, directed by Rod
Presented in association with The Abrons Arts Center and Performance Space 122
“One of downtown’s most intelligent, anarchic new additions”
– David Cote, Best of 2006, Time Out New York
The multi-award winning theatre troupe and creators of The Sewers, Banana Bag & Bodice concoct their own alter ego in the form of a concept punk band by the name of The Rising Fallen.
With their guitar steel and drum-tense electro-dense lyrics, The Fall and Rise of the Rising Fallen catalogs these mythological legendary failures and tells tall tales of fateful, prodigious gigs on Scandinavian oil rigs where they unwittingly begat their own brand of rousing idolatry.
Banana Bag & Bodice is: Peter Blomquist, Mallory Catlett, Jennifer Wright Cook, Jason Craig, G Lucas Crane, Miranda
Hardy, Rod Hipskind, Peter Ksander, Jessica Jelliffe, Casey Opstad, Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Heather Peroni, Jamie McElhinney, Morgan Murphey.
PLAYING AS PART OF
COIL FESTIVAL 08
SHOWTIMES: Jan 10th at 6.30pm, Jan 11th at 9:40pm, Jan 12th at 3.30pm, Jan14th at 9.30pm and Jan 15th at 9.30pm
Extended Run: Jan 17, Jan 18, Jan 19 at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (members)