In what promises to be a little like Road Rules meets the theater scene, German Theater Abroad a
nd FUSION Theatre Company
present the marauding and adventurous play, "Start Up" by Roland Schimmelpfennig, for one performance only on Sunday, November 18 at 6 pm.
In "Start Up," an assorted crew of merry pranksters come up with what they believe is their million-euro idea: to sell German culture to Americans - which is of course the exact same thing that GTA is doing as it travels across the country presenting this fast-paced farce.
Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for seniors and students and are available online
or by calling the box office, 766-9412.
GTA's Road Theater USA embarks on a hilarious theatrical adventure - or misadventure - as five actors (three German and two from the U.S.), two Austrian video artists and the GTA team go cross-country in a tricked out school bus, traveling from New York to Los Angeles in search of the "American Dream" and touring the world premiere of "Start Up", a black comedy written specifically for GTA by Roland Schimmelpfennig, Germany's most produced contemporary playwright.
A video team documents this ambitious road trip, then mines the video material collected up to that point live during each performance where it is projected on set. This always new and expanded dramatic "Road Journal" will interact with the production of the play "Start Up" as background and stage design. The audience is treated to a unique, riotous and ever- changing performance event, a combination of the filmed "reality" of the tour and the theatrical "fiction" of the Schimmelpfennig play. There will be an audience talkback following the play.
The trip will take the troupe from New York through 24 cities in the U.S. over 7 weeks. They will travel 6,000 miles and perform in 24 locations - including sleepy villages (Edmonton, Kentucky), and hot beds of American culture like Las Vegas, and El Paso and even an actual ghost town, Death Valley Junction - until they reach Los Angeles. The tour can be followed on their interactive website