WHAT WE'RE DOING
We can let the cat out of the bag now! Fortune's Fool Theatre is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Arts Activities Support grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council in support of its production of DOG ACT, a post-apocalyptic vaudeville by Liz Duffy Adams.
Adams takes post-apocalyptic tropes and uses them for laughs that make larger points about society. In this tale, an unnamed disaster has destroyed America's society, political structure, and environment. Zetta and Dog are vaudevillians traversing the wasteland, singing and dancing their way to a gig with the King of China. (Dog is a human undergoing a voluntary species demotion, or perhaps promotion—depending on how you feel about dogs and humans.) Danger lurks in the form of foul-mouthed and possibly cannibalistic scavengers, as well as other less obvious sources. Will the two-person troupe survive?
This Midwest premiere will be performed at Gremlin Theatre from December 7-22. It will be directed by Ben Layne, director of our award-winning 2018 production, The Skriker. The cast will feature:
Zetta - Ariel Leaf
Dog - Joe Wiener
Vera Similitude - Delinda "Oogie" Pushetonequa
Jo-Jo The Bald-Faced Liar - Nissa Nordland Morgan
Coke -Timothy Daly
Bud - Michael Terrell Brown
The creative team:
Director - Ben Layne
Music director - Nicole Wilder
Stage manager - Sarah Perron
Fight choreographer - Meredith Kind
Set and properties designers - Ursula K. Bowden and Corinna Knepper Troth
Lighting designer - Becky Raines
Costume designer - Tracy Swenson
We are excited to have a group of Fortune's Fool veterans and talented artists we have long wanted to work with. Watch this website and our Facebook page for more news!