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Subject to Control: A New Play
May 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A darkly comic take on cultish pseudoscience, self-improvement, and life after the end of the world, Subject to Control shows a pair of individuals striving toward the next level of human consciousness but scraping against the daily reality of hunger, bowel movements, sexual arousal, and grueling repetition.
Devised over the course of six months and featuring elements of improvisation, dance, and demented horseplay, Subject to Control will make you laugh, then choke on that laugh, then wonder what exactly it is to laugh in the first place, then cry, then laugh again, then have a drink of water, and then leave the theater (because the play will be over at that point, you see).
Built from scratch by longtime co-creators Kaci Beeler (Austin Chronicle “Best Actor” 2012, Parallelogramophonograph) and Curtis Luciani (Your Terrific Neighbors, The Hustle Show) in collaboration with director Rob Yoho (MFA in Directing – Baylor University), Subject to Control was devised using a unique process drawing on the trio’s skills in improvisation, sketch comedy writing, and intuitive storytelling.
The play runs for 3 weekends and 9 performances, Thursday-Saturday, May 19th through June 4th on the small stage at the Salvage Vanguard Theater (runtime is approx. 90 min with no intermission).
Tickets are only $15 online (with no fees) and $20 at the door. Read more about the concept, the inspiration, the devising process, and more at http://www.americanberserktheatre.com.
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