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Jack Benny wins Encore Producers’ Award, Show Extended Mon. July 2

JACK BENNY (A MÉNAGE EN TRAIN

is honored to receive another award win!

The ENCORE! PRODUCERS’ AWARD!!

Which means we get
ONE MORE PERFORMANCE

July 2nd @ 8:00p
(a version never before seen!)

Click here for tickets

Use code ‘Padua’ for a special discount

WHAT AUDIENCES AND CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT JACK BENNY
“SHARPLY OBSERVED SOCIOPATHY, ERUPTING IN SERIAL SOLILOQUY RIFE”

“A HARD-HITTIN’ NOIRISH TRAIN RIDE INTO POETIC SURREALISM. TWICE”

“AN INTELLIGENT, HEADY PIECE OF THEATER WITH SOMETHING TO SAY”

“PATHOS AND HUMOR BLEND SEAMLESSLY, TRIUMPHANTLY”

“ARTISTRY! ARTISTRY!! (ONE MORE TIME) ARTISTRY!!!“

“A MIRACLE IN DEMOCRATIC ART MAKING”

“INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING WRITING“

“AN INTELLECTUAL TREASURE MAP”

“PERFORMANCES ARE TOP-NOTCH”

“SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCES“

“DELICIOUSLY ENTERTAINING“

“VIVID PICTURE-PHRASES”

“INSPIRED PERPLEXITY“

“HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE“

“VIRTUOSIC WRITING“

“FAST & FURIOUS“

“RECOMMENDED“

“VERY ORIGINAL“

“SWEET“

 

We demonstrate an “impossible play,” an automaton, frustrating the desires for union, resolution, and cleanliness with an endless loop, with an analysis of performance while performing, archaeological and forensic. The actors have developed an attitude that performance is not a thing which one does, but is done upon one… performance as obligation, text as a set of confines, blocking as predictive behavior, repetition as torment and joy, with dissociation of text and meaning, riddles for the audience to puzzle, a lack of completion offering the openness of collaboration, frustrating the desires for union and resolution by an endless loop…

The lyric substance embraces obscurity — poets have no difficulty with that.
We make darkness visible. Our mode, suggested partly by the work of proto-surrealists, is to affect a granular experience of what we need at large scale:
the line of escape.

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Directed by Juli Crockett
Created by Juli Crockett, Gray Palmer, & Guy Zimmerman
Produced by Gabrieal Griego & Guy Zimmerman

Starring:
Shaughn Buchholz as A
Gray Palmer as B
Jenny Greer as C/Trout
Juli Crockett as D
Brian Tichnell as Strange/Wildcard

*LIVE* lighting Design by Bri Pattillo
Sound Design by John Zalewski

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