ACTION REVUE: Feel the Fight
Atomic Vaudeville explores combat, violence and masculine stereotypes in this ambitious new work set in a boxing ring.
FEBRUARY 18TH TO 20TH, 2016 at 8pm
$22 - Regular (advanced through ticketrocket.co)
$15 - Student Rush (at the door/limited quantity)
Metro Studio Theatre - 1411 Quadra (at Quarda and Johnson)
Started in 2014, Action Revue was first presented in rough workshop form for one night at the Metro Theatre in 2015. This performance takes that work further with a writing collaboration between Jacob Richmond, Alex Wlasenko and Britt Small. This project came about out of an interest to further develop themes explored in our cabaret series with shows such as: My Dad can Beat up your Dad, Fight Night, Violence is Gay. Small was inspired by the book A Self-Made Man where a female journalist went undercover as a man for over a year. The show explores the central question of how masculine archetypes are both created and destroyed with a ring master narrating a series of bouts set in a boxing ring.
With the wild success of Ride the Cyclone, which was Time Out Chicago’s show of the year and is now Broadway-bound, Atomic Vaudeville is following a similar creative path for this new show by unfolding evolving phases of the process to a supportive and insightful local audience before polishing the piece for national touring.
Directed by Jacob Richmond
Featuring: Andrew Barrett, Wes Borg, Kelly Hobson, Sarah, Murphy, Sarah Pelzer, RJ Peters, Britt Small, and Treena Stubel.
Production Design - James Insell
Projection and Sound Design - Alex Wlasenko
Lighting Design - Ben Burrow
Composer - Marco Bozenich