Fringe Show

In an effort to try to add hits to the website for the company who has cast me in this Fringe Show I’m doing, I am adding a link to my blog here.

Inertia Box Theater presents Suicide/Joke

Now let me tell you what this show has going for it, in case you are Terry Teachout and you want to know why you should go see it.

For the fans of theater out there, I can tell you that it’s a story told in haunting strange flashbacks at the moment of the main character’s attempted suicide, so you’re going to go on a somewhat linear black comedy adventure through the mind of a 16 year old girl as she recalls her insane exploits with her father and mother, their crazy friends, her first time getting drunk, her loss of virginity and her loss of faith in the people around her. And the whole thing is set in a series of cars that will manifest themselves in bizarre ways on stage.

Seriously. I don’t know why none of the press material includes “a 16 year old girl’s first adventures with drinking and sex”, but that’s a big chunk of the play. Actually, I know why it isn’t in the press material, these kids making this play really believe in the magic of the story itself, and they should, but it means they really don’t want to demean the material.

For you pervs out there, here’s something. The girl? The one who plays my daughter? Hot. Tres Hot. The girl who plays my wife? Also hot. And in a totally different way.

The daughter’s boyfriend? Good looking as hell. I don’t know if they are taking their shirts off, maybe? Maybe not? You’ll have to come and find out.

For you fans of Sean and Matt Kinney, this is the first time we’ve been on stage together since October 2001, and we’re fucking hilarious. Seriously, if you’ve done a show with me before, or if you’ve done one with MK, you know what you’re getting, and I swear to God, I don’t lie on this blog, I swear our scenes together are the funniest shit we’ve done on stage together.

Now, when you’re picking your fringe shows, you’re gonna see a picture of a shaggy dog with a tiny little “suicide/joke” written on top of it and you’re gonna look at the name of the theater company (which contains the word “inertia” in it) and you’re gonna say, “Dude, it looks like these people don’t want me to see their show.” You’re wrong, they want you to come, I want you to come, it’ll be a ball.

A little over an hour. Air conditioning. Cute girls. Me being funny. Young playwright who’s as sweet as bougatsa. Give it a shot.