14/48: The World's Quickest and Randomest Theatre Festival
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More than any other show, Peter Pan is one musical that's truly "highflying." Like its titular hero, Pan never gets old: In the century since J.M. Barrie dreamed up Peter and his fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, his story has only increased its magical ability to astonish generations of children. Join the Darling kids as they fly off with Peter to Neverland. There, alongside the Lost Boys, they will encounter numerous adventures, including a battle against the dreaded Captain Hook and his pirate crew. Lyric Light Opera presents a new production of this Tony-winning Broadway adaptation, complete with pixie dust. Learn More
The 14/48 Kamikaze format begins with a group of 45 14/48 veterans who have participated in past festivals as at least two of the five disciplines of acting, directing, writing, designing or playing in the band. On Thursday, the theme for Friday night’s show is randomly drawn, as usual, but then the artists commit themselves to pick out of a hat a card with one of these five words on it: Act; Direct; Write; Design or Band. Whichever card an artist draws, that artist will fulfill that duty to create 14 plays in 48 hours that weekend. When the last card is drawn, there will be seven directors, seven writers, five designers, five band members and 21 actors. After the Friday 8:00pm show, a new theme provided by the audience is randomly selected and becomes the theme for Saturday’s show. From this format comes 14 plays in 48 hours.
“Over the years, we’ve had a number of talented artists say ‘thanks for inviting me to (blank) but I’ve always wanted to (blank2),’ says 14/48 co-founder Jodi-Paul Wooster. “To those brave folks I say: ‘Careful what you wish for.’”