Absurd Comedy The Big Funk by Pulitzer Winner John Patrick Shanley
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The last date listed for The Big Funk was Sunday July 22, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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This raucous holiday comedy asks a bold question: What if, instead of Bethlehem, Jesus was born in… More
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The Big Funk, an absurd comedy written by Pulitzer Prize winning author John Patrick Shanley, opens with an argument over who – of the 4 characters- is the hero of the story There’s Fifi, a svelte woman who is immediately informed that she’s pregnant with twins and is due the next day; Her husband Omar, a circus performer who not only makes a living throwing knives at a 1" black dot 35 feet away but who has a reputation for doing it very well; His friend Austin, an out of work actor who wears a drip-dry suit in order to give a woman he’s just met a nice bath; Jill, a campaign manager, looking for a soul mate; And Gregory, a man who carries a family-size jar of Vaseline petroleum jelly in a brown paper bag, ready at any time to apply it toward someone’s humiliation. How do these people function in a society filled with cynicism? Who is the hero? What is the Big Funk? Incorporated into each performance will be the hottest funk/pop/rock bands in the Greater Boston area, which will play original music in service of each performance.
July 13 & 14: Cosmodrome
An eclectic blend of soul, funk and hip-hop. Enchanting lead vocals by Madison McFerrin.
July 20 & 22: George Woods
Soulful funk-folk with a classic and jazzy feel. Lighthearted touch and tender, evocative lyrics.
July 21: Sarah Blacker
Boston sensation, jazzy singer-songwriter
This show contains some strong language and brief nudity.