Anticipate a blazing hot evening of stage magic at The Firehouse Theatre Saturday, March 26. Jeff Swearingens’ Fun House Theatre opens for the closing night performance of L.I.P. Service’s Laughing Wild, giving regional audiences a second chance to see their demonically irreverent political satire The Theatre of Politics, a hit at the recent inaugural Fort Worth Fringe Festival.
One price ($15), two shows, to set your imagination on fire and bongo your funny bone into jelly. Edgy and hilarious, don’t miss the most acclaimed youth actors in town as they skewer the presidential race of 2016 in a mind-boggling, meta-theatrical grab bag of political comedy…before Christopher Durang’s mad odyssey takes center stage.
Turn off your banal Boob Tube and come see politics stripped bare of mainstream media control and spun like habanero–flavored cotton candy. From Fun House Producer and media maven Bren Rapp: “There is whole lot that can be said about the televised debates, interviews and speeches of Election 2016 but the consensus statement seems to be, you can’t script anything like them. Fun House Theatre and Film asks, what if you could? What if some of the most recognizable revered playwrights scripted them? Five young actors will kidnap the audience for a madcap journey of style and genre with a swipe at the most memorably infamous moments of primary season as if written by Shakespeare, Williams, Wilde, Stoppard, Mamet and more. A variety of theatrical styles will delight with a few more thigh-slapping surprises thrown into this frantic 45 minute frappé free for all. Written and directed by Fun House founding partners Bren Rapp and Jeff Swearingen and featuring Doak Campbell Rapp (17) as Bernie Sanders/Marco Rubio, Taylor Donnelson (17) as Hillary Clinton, Tex Patrello (15) as Donald Trump, Jaxon Beeson (15) as Ted Cruz/Jeb Bush and Piper Cunningham (9) as the master of ceremonies/Megyn Kelly.
It’s ALL about the ART! See The Theatre of Politics at 7pm as a turbulent teaser for the final performance of Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild, produced by L.I.P. Service at 8pm. As Critic David Novinski opined, L.I.P. Service’s Laughing Wild “succeeds in asserting that in the mixed up modern world, the only way to connect with another human may be a little insanity.” Get your hot, fresh, irreverent (3 adjectives, yes) insanity RIGHT HERE, y’all!
Saturday March 26, FunHouse meets L.I.P. Service for one FINAL performance 7pm
TICKETS: $15 www.lipserviceproductions.info (817) 689-6461
LOCATION: THE FIREHOUSE THEATRE 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch