A surrealist vaudeville farce by Rouvan Silogix, featuring gymnasts, acrobats, violinists, trumpeters, clowns, opera-singers, jugglers, contortionists, and maybe some Ducks. The piece also features the work of Boston-born, São Paulo-based Jazz singer – Haley Peltz, in the creation of the female myth, “Ulysha”.

Drawing from Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Nietzsche, the piece revolves around examining the rising Populism / Fascism in the world, and trying to make sense of Brexit / Donald Trumpian figures and beliefs; all told with the pomp and bang of circus feats and political comedy. The show touches on similar historical fascist movements and asks its audience to reconsider the ‘WHYS’ in the current global political landscape. Do such movements start “out there”, or do they start “right here, with you and me”? The show questions whether the return-to-mainstream of the KKK & Neo-Nazis is merely a freak occurrence, or whether we really should be worrying about the Bomb.

This show is not only relevant for it’s references to that figurehead south of the border, but also because it’s being hosted by one of our sister publication PinkPlayMags contributors, Jerry Schaefer.

Here are some fun facts about what Jerry does in his spare time, Jerry:

• likes to help out the local community by teaching neighborhood children how to smoke;

• performs public service announcements regarding how to swallow a pig’s head (available for Bar Mitzvah’s and Weddings);

• has the cast and crew in stitches…literally, metaphorically, symbolically and figuratively.

Jerry Schaefer is a Second City vet who works in film and television. He is proud to have been nominated for Gemini Awards in both acting and writing. He’s worked with the Kids in the Hall, written for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and played a regular character on the Red Green Show. His improv comedy troupe, The Chumps, ran hit shows for five years and had their own show on CBC Radio.

Jerry helped develop and write the teen comedy series That’s So Weird for YTV. In addition to writing and performing a solo show at the Toronto Fringe, he appeared on stage in productions of Three Sisters, Antigone, and the Morris Panych hit, Lawrence & Holloman. Finally, Jerry has studied Pochinko Method clowning and played in many clown productions.

Watch him host the madness of Grab ‘Em By The Pussy Or How To Stop Worrying & Love The Bomb

“This play is gonna be huge. It’s gonna be big. It’ll be the biggest play. Not like the other fake plays #MakeTheatreGreatAgain.”

Produced by: Theatre ARTaud in association with Filament Incubator. 
Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue 
Dates: October 26 to November 5, 2017
Times: 2:00pm*, 7:30pm
PWYC: $15*, $20, $25, $30, $40, $50, $75
*Select Show Dates 

Tickets Online:
Tickets-In Person: Arts Box office (16 Ryerson Avenue)
Tickets-Via-Phone: 416-504-7529

Facebook Event Page

Written & Directed by: Rouvan Silogix 
Riot Brigage (cast): Alix Parra, Amaka Umeh, Bobby Del Rio, Ivana Popovic, Jerry Schaefer, Julija Krisciunas, Kayla Farris, Victoria Urquhart, Zoe Katz.
Stage Managed By: Kristin Freeland

 

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.