Now Showing: LEGS AND ALL returns to New York

Legs And All - Bird's Eye Scene

LEGS AND ALL: returns to NY in the 2010 New York Clown Theater Festival

Legs And All - Bird's Eye Scene
“Legs And All” photo by Misha Kutuzov

LEGS AND ALL

Tues, Sep 14th @ 9pm
Thurs, Sep 16th @ 7pm
Sat, Sep 18th @ 10pm
Fri, Sep 24th @ 11pm

$15 TICKETS https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/122/1283364000000/prm/;jsessionid=BE1480A1BB4EED9661694BD29919800E

LEGS AND ALL Facebook Page

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Festival Press Contact: Emily Owens PR | emily@emilyowenspr.com | 972.743.3746

 

THE BRICK THEATER, INC.

IN ASSOICATION WITH

SUMMER SHAPIRO & PETER MUSANTE

PRESENT

LEGS AND ALL

AS PART OF THE

NEW YORK CLOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 3-26 @ THE BRICK

Tuesday Sept. 14th at 9PM, Thursday Sept. 16th at 7PM,

Saturday Sept. 18th at 10PM, Friday Sept. 24th at 11PM

 

A man in an attic meets a woman in a box. As they lure one another into their worlds, their curiosity unfolds to expose a hilarious, mind-bending, innovative allegory for the classic man-meets-woman story.  Rooted in physical comedy and drenched in imaginative stage illusion, LEGS & ALL is an inventive exploration of human loneliness set to an evocative tango-meets-bluegrass score.

San Francisco’s beloved physical comedienne, Summer Shapiro, teams up with equally talented clown Peter Musante (Blue Man Group – NY), for 50 minutes of kinetic comedy and subtle pathos.  After winning top honors at the 2010 FRIGID Festival in NY, and an award-winning, sold-out run at the 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival, Legs and All returns to New York. It balances childlike whimsy and sophisticated wit for a “masterful” performance all audiences will enjoy.

LEGS AND ALL will run Tuesday September 14th at 9PM, Thursday September 16th at 7PM, Saturday September 18th at 10PM and Friday September 24th at 11PM as part of the New York Clown Theatre Festival at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn). Tickets ($15 / $10 for Weekend Matinee Family Shows) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

“A relentlessly charming, overwhelmingly beautiful piece of art.”

Aaron Riccio, What Sounds Cool

“An inspired bit of performance art created and executed splendidly by two world-class physical comedians”

Los Angeles Entertainment Today

Deft physical comedy… Legs offers a swift all-ages kick in the funny groin.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian

“A brilliant translation of the details of conversant life as we know it, taking these details a few steps beyond Harold Pinter and flinging them with utmost precision into kinetic comedy.” San Francisco Bay Times

“Their wonderful hour long play (in my opinion, the best of the festival) is a kinetic poem about…the delicious vertigo one feels when your personal space crashes into someone else’s.” Will Kenton, Cultural Capitol

“Sparks fly when the brilliant physical comedienne Summer Shapiro teams up with equally-talented clown Peter Musante for a bittersweet and hilarious show”

Chloe Veltman, lies like truth ArtsJournal

WINNER of the 2010 FRIGID New York “Festival Favorite Award”

Best of The Best in 2009 Bay Area Theatre – SF Bay Times

2009 Ticketholder Award for Best Special Event/Performance – Entertainment Today

Top 5 Best Original Works of 2009 -Chloe Veltman, lies like truth ArtsJournal

Summer Shapiro – Creator/Performer – Physical Actor & Comedienne

Summer Shapiro has written, performed and produced three original physical comedy shows, touring to San Francisco, Hawaii and New York since 2008 and will be attending the NY Clown Theatre Festival for the third time in a row.  In San Francisco, she premiered her original solo show In The Boudoir sharing the bill with Cirque Du Soleil veteran, John Gilkey.  The show continued on to headline at the San Francisco WOW Festival, in 2009. Shapiro’s PANTS! The Best Show Ever, sold out in the 2008 New York and San Francisco Clown Theater Festival’s in 2008 and she was in a trapeze clown duo in Angry Gods and Lost Marbles showcasing at the Magic Theater in October, 2007. Shapiro was an assistant director and performer with The Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated Women, directed by Rhodessa Jones in 2006.  Shapiro has trained, performed and taught her craft in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Ireland and holds a B.A. in acting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Peter Musante – Creator/Performer – Physical Actor & Comedian

Peter Musante is a Brooklyn-based actor/musician currently performing Off-Broadway in Blue Man Group. As a Blue Man, he’s worked in Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Bogotá, Colombia and can be seen in ad campaigns all over Las Vegas and Brazil. Out of blue, he has taught improvisation to kids, improvised in drag at Universal Studios Hollywood, crooned cowboy tunes in Tokyo, worked as a standardized patient for medical students and most recently, developed workshops for children with autism. After graduating from UCLA’s School of Theater in 2005, he played Huck Finn in Big River at Vista, California’s Moonlight Amphitheater and won the San Diego Theater Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Summer Shapiro and Peter Musante began their artistic collaborations together as fellow students at UCLA’s School of Theater.  During this they began to uncover an uncanny chemistry and a world of play.  Now after almost a decade apart the team has reunited, and since April 2009 have been traveling between New York and San Francisco for rehearsals, having script writing sessions on the telephone and even live Skype showings of new material while Peter gigs in Brazil for Blue Man Group.  LEGS AND ALL is their first production together and the team is beginning to make plans for their next project in 2011.

THE BRICK was founded in 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a yoga center, and various storage spaces, this brick-walled garage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was completely refurbished as a state-of-the-art performance space. Since then, The Brick has launched, produced and presented hundreds of world-premiere stage works from New York emerging artists and theater-makers from around the globe.  The theater company is a proud member of New York’s burgeoning Indie Theater community and informal home to an ever-expanding family of artists and avid theatergoers.   Winner of the New York Innovative Theater Awards Caffé Cino Fellowship Award 2009.

 

 

www.summershapiro.com

www.bricktheater.com

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