The Marx Brothers meets Samuel Beckett
A quintet of mustachioed survivors of an apocalyptic event come together to perform their nightly ritual commemorating the discovery of counting and the subsequent destruction of their civilization.
Each survivor takes on a role and begins the process of learning to count while constantly being sidetracked by animal transformations, aftershocks, homoerotic tension and dissension among their ranks.
A timely parable of accumulation and collapse.
Quatre-Vingt-Quatre” is written by San Francisco poet Evan Kennedy (Dirty Swan Projects), directed by Adam Sussman (Armchair Vanya, Sex and Cynicism,) and choreographed by Tim Rubel (Tim Rubel Human Shakes). The cast and director have previously collaborated with Evan Kennedy on a related performance that was presented at SF MoMA earlier in the summer.
Evan Kennedy is a poet who has written Shoo-Ins to Ruin (Gold Wake Press) and a few chapbooks, including Us Them Poems (BookThug). He oversees a small press named Dirty Swan Projects out of San Francisco.
Adam Sussman is a writer/performer/director originally from Boston where he worked with the critically acclaimed group “The Gold Dust Orphans” as well as The Theater Offensive, Vox Consort, Company One, and Cornerstone Theater. His short play “Sex and Cynicism” was part of “Come As You Are” a nationally produced evening of queer theater. His work has been seen in Berkeley, San Francisco, Boston, Providence, Provincetown and Philadelphia. His last show, “Armchair Vanya” was part of this year’s Home Theater Festival.
Tim Rubel received his MFA in Dance/Experimental Choreography from UC Riverside. He has taught dance at SF State, Mt. San Jacinto, and UC Riverside. His work has been seen on both coasts, including most recently at The Garage in San Francisco. He recently formed Tim Rubel Human Shakes as a vehicle for presenting his original choreographic works.
Wednesday, September 7, 10:30pm
Saturday, September 10, 7:30pm
Friday, September 16, 7pm
Sunday, September 18, 1pm
“Quatre-Vingt-Quatre,” is part of the SF Fringe Festival
EXIT Theater, 156 Eddy St., San Francisco