Die Grüppe's In the Hooker's Duffle Bag: Surrealist Sketch Comedy
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In 1916, the generally good people of Erwin, Tennessee lynched an elephant. Hot on the heels of sold-out runs at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and The Encore Producers' Awards series, Man's Dominion uses this decidedly disturbing (and completely true) event to examine themes that include animal cruelty, race relations and religious intolerance. An incident that's lost none of its resonance in the ensuing century, Mary -- the 18 year old elephant and captive star of a traveling circus -- killed her trainer and was subsequently sentenced to death by the citizens of Erwin, who saw her hung from a giant railroad crane. A one-man show, this shocking, poignant and powerful play finds actor Tim Powell giving voice to 10 different characters whose lives intersected with this horrific occasion -- including clowns, ringmasters, a minister, a hunter and even both of the event's victims: Mary and her trainer. Learn More
Who has the right to call themselves funny in this sprawling Los Angeles landscape of starving improvisational artists and earnest sketch shows?
Die Grüppe does! They say that comedy comes from tragedy. They should know, because their lives are miserable as fuck. In the New Year, Die Grüppe’s resolution isn’t to change or even become better people, but to bring our addictions and obsessions to the stage for you to see—and laugh at. So come out and see Die Grüppe’s “In the Hooker’s Duffle Bag,” a night of sketch comedy that will fill you with the cathartic joy of laughing at other people and their problems.
Slapstick, satire, absurdity, surrealism, classic television cartoon characters; this is the mutant sibling of our hit show “GBLT:Gays, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomatoes”… Life is the joke. They provide the punch line. Die Grüppe: We’re Going to Hell For You.