Go! Go! Gilgamesh
February 15 @ 8:50 pm - February 28 @ 9:50 pm$18
2017 FRIGID Festival presents
A Ragged Man production of
Go! Go! Gilgamesh!
Written by Phoebe Kreutz
Directed by Jacob Brandt
February 15th – 28th as part of the 2017 FRIGID Festival
Feb 15 8:50pm, Feb 18 5pm, Feb 21 10:30pm, Feb 25 5pm Feb 28 8:50pm
The epic of the Gilgamesh is the first story ever written down by human beings and it is a doozy. Sex, power, violence, love, guilt, and death- it’s all there. But now the classic tale is getting a lively, irreverent makeover in this high-spirited musical romp complete with cardboard sets, a self-orchestrated cast and toe-tapping joke folk hits!
Long-time Antifolk star and member of the controversial Pizza Underground, Phoebe Kreutz wrote the whole show on her guitar. She has been called “the kingpin of the Joke Folk genre” by the New Yorker and “genuinely funny” by the New York Times.
With influences ranging from P.G. Wodehouse and Jonathan Richman to DMX, “Go! Go! Gilgamesh!” provides a clear way in to a sometimes-intimidating text. It’s tuneful. It’s irreverent. It’s got a magic bull, a sneaky prostitute, and a conga line. And all of this surrounds the genuine emotional core of our shared mortality. Yay!
The super sexy cast includes Paris Ellsworth, Susan Hwang, Phoebe Kreutz, Ezra Lowrey, Kim Onah, Michael Perrie Jr. and Yael Rizowy.