Wamer Mime and A3D Productions present, "Tales of Transformation" directed by Rick Wamer
Three physically imagined, short plays to provoke reflection and humor. "Kafka's Monkey" is the award-winning play by Colin Teevan. A thirty-five-minute solo monologue of particularly physical endurance. Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, Kafka's monkey reveals his journey to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage. Based on the short story A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka, this new adaptation reveals human tensions with freedom and choice, how we often deal with our human limitations, and begs the question, "How far behind us is our primitive animal nature?" A cogent tale for our times.
"Inside Caligari" is an ensemble theatrical mime work by Rick Wamer, loosely inspired by the silent film classic, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", and is a query into current hazards of social and populist inducements to slumber and, "What price, freedom?" A short visually poetic essay on the transformational conflicts within the carnival of the mind! "Genesis" is a short monologue by Rick Wamer that takes place at a young author's conference. A reveal of a more innocent time stolen away by confrontations of harsh realities of life and death. It is a delightfully humorous pathos of the transformation of innocence to the next phase of life's journey.
Wamer has cast Kate Clarke in the lead role of "Kafka's Monkey" which represents his spoken theatre directorial debut in Tucson, following many years of directing and co-producing the works of Theatrical Mime Theatre with Lorie Heald. In Seattle, Ms. Clarke has worked with Annex Theatre, Alice B., The Seattle Group, The Empty Space, New City Theatre, Printers Devil, and the Seattle Shakespeare company. The cast of "Inside Caligari" includes three actors from Los Angeles, Jessica Denison, Brenna Fredrickson, and Susanne Makosky, and Ryan Lawrence from Tucson. "Genesis", a work he created, is also performed by Wamer, the 2015 recipient of the Buffalo Exchange Contributor to the Arts Award. Wamer exhibits "...an impressive depth of interpretation and heart" – Marcel Marceau "…never less than mesmerizing." – Tucson Weekly
"Tales of Transformation" performance schedule: February 17, 18 & 19, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 1:00 pm
For complete information about the show please visit A3DProductions.com or call 520.990.7425.
Zuzi Theater at the Historic Y
738 N. 5th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705
A3DProductions.com, Antigone Books or at the door
All Tickets are General Admission: $18.00
Students, Seniors, Military: $15.00
Group Discounts of ten or more: contact Rick Wamer at 520.990.7425
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