CoHo Theater's Summerfest 2015
Five wildly different and inventive productions stretch across five weekends for CoHo Theater's annual summer festival of performance. Catch any show or all of them in a lineup that includes the adults-only fringe festival sensation Butt Kapinsky, starring the incomparable comedic mastermind Deanna Fleysher as a macho private detective who ropes the audience into a riotous and totally irreverent murder investigation. Or you might try Wonderheads' beguiling Loon, in which a man's dreamlike journey to the moon comes to life through puppetry, mime, soundscape and mask-work. Meanwhile, The Peasant's Bible is a series of five monologues grounded in Italian folklore and penned by Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Dario Fo, and The Wildly Inappropriate Poetry of Arthur Greenleaf Holmes is yet another solo piece in which actor Gordon Boudreau presents the hilariously lewd lyricism of a fictitious 19th-century English libertine poet. Finally, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble's Drowned Horse Tavern brings a "sea shanty cabaret" to the stage, replete with tales of shipwreck and leviathans, songs of adventure and loneliness, vaudeville shenanigans, and more.