Jason Burnstein and Noah Bremer as Uber & Goober
"Ugly" poster featuring character polaroids of Jason Burnstein, Tyson Forbes, Markell Keifer, Kimberly Richardson, Sara Richardson, (10-year-old) Piper Sigel-Bruse, 2005 City Pages Artist of the Year, Noah Bremer and singer-songwriter Pablo.
"We Are Ugly But We Have the Music" is a heightened tragicomedy that tells the story of the Zanzinger Family Performance Troupe. They’re a rag-tag bunch of cabaret performers. They do dramatic acts, comedy acts and most importantly, acts of romance… but life on the road is hard. And after 10 years together, the worst possible news spreads within the group… and their beloved troupe leader is missing. Something drastic has happened, but the show must go on. A broken-hearted cabaret full of love, loss and accidents. Stand-by and watch, as the whole thing falls apart.
"We Are Ugly But We Have the Music" is a colorful new play by Jon Ferguson, director and co-creator of the 2005 Minnesota Fringe Festival hit, Please Don’t Blow Up Mr. Boban (Outstanding Experimental Production of the Year – Star Tribune; 2005 Artist of the Year - City Pages). We Are Ugly But We Have the Music is a highly visual and physical work. At times it is outrageously funny, at others times, disturbingly dark. For this new production Jon Ferguson is collaborating with an ensemble of highly skilled actors/creators with extensive physical theater experience: Jason Burnstein, Tyson Forbes, Markell Keifer, Kimberly Richardson, Sara Richardson, 10-year-old Piper Sigel-Bruse and fellow 2005 City Pages Artist of the Year, Noah Bremer. Singer-songwriter Pablo, who was chosen as City Pages’ Best Acoustic Performer of 1999, provides live music, featuring original songs and new arrangements. For mature-er audiences, 16+.
The Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Every Saturday and Sunday in March
March 4th and 5th
March 11 and 12th
March 18th and 19th
March 25th and 26th
Doors open at 6pm
Show starts at 7pm
$12 - $15 (pay what you can); $10 Minnesota Fringe Button Discount
Reservations highly recommended:
Bryant Lake Bowl box office: 612-825-8949
"...the most interesting and most entertaining piece of theatre I have seen in a very long while"
- Jaime Kleiman
"...your show was beautiful... rough and singular and beautiful"
- Eric Sharp
"...both pathetic and powerful... In essence, the ensemble all flex, react, respond, and adjust impeccably"
- Todd Bruse
"Ultimately, this piece is an experiment in the limits of performance and collaboration."
- Matthew Everett
"This is a very gifted ensemble of performers and I’d much rather watch people like this take risks than play it safe. The best and most innovative stage work comes from folks like this jumping off an artistic cliff or two. Sometimes they fall with a splat, and sometimes much to my delight, they bounce. Go see this show and watch them bounce."
- Matthew Everett
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