Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Yellow Kings and Darker Things...
For Immediate Release:
"The King in Yellow cordially invites you to an evening of blackmail, madness, and murder..."
Celebrate the Halloween season in a double-bill of spine-tingling tales from two of the Twin Cities' masters of the macabre! Death and the deathless. Dragon shadows. Wolf dreams and time machines. Your biological clock is ticking, and founding Rockstar Storyteller phillip low has plenty to say about it in this cabaret of macabre sketches and stories. Quantum Suicide and Other Songs of Death: fondly dedicated to everyone who is drying. Especially you. (WARNING: This show contains profanity.)
It is said that the play The King in Yellow is a strange story of such decayed debauchery, that those who read its virulent pages will fall to insanity. Welcome to a futuristic 1920 that never came to pass, a desolate world imagined by Robert W. Chambers in 1895. Unhappy with this world? Never fear, a Lethal Chamber has just been opened at Washington Square for your suicidal convenience. Tim Uren brings you an alternate future that's already past in a new adaptation of The Repairer of Reputations.
"Yellow Kings and Darker Things" will be taking place at the People's Center Theater, 425 20th Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Maximum Verbosity has won acclaim with performances at such varied venues as the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Spirit in the House, FoolFest, and the DC, Indianapolis, Iowa, and Kansas City Fringe Festivals -- even as far as Melbourne, Australia. At the 2007 Minnesota Fringe, Descendant of Dragons was the best-selling show in its venue, while in 2009 The Rise of General Arthur was nominated for Best Spoken Word Performance by FringeFamous.
"[Quantum Suicide] exhibited just about every one of my favorite dynamics of good spoken word performance...a beautiful piece about quantum mechanics and love, time and mistakes, without losing the audience once...the writing was tight, the pace was perfect, and the writer engaged the audience in a smooth and engrossing style."
- Cole Sara, Minnesota Microphone
"Horror is difficult to pull off on stage, but Tim Uren...makes easy work of the complex, overheated prose, creating a vivid and compelling sense of dread."
- Alan Berks, Minnesota Playlist
Performance Times Thursday, October 28th at 7:30pm (pay-what-you-can night) Friday, October 29th at 7:30pm Saturday, October 30th at 7:30pm (costume party*)
*come in costume -- dressed as what you most fear -- and get two dollars off of the full ticket price (three, if used in conjunction with a Fringe button). Best costume will be decided by audience applause, with a prize basket for the winner! Afterwards, join the cast for a drink down the street at the Town Hall Brewery!
Ticket prices are $18.00, $16.00 with a Fringe button discount. For reservations, leave a message (stating your name, callback number, and number of tickets) at the Maximum Verbosity box office line at (952)926-6728, up to 48 hours in advance of the show; you will be called back within 24 hours to confirm.
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(Thanks to Tim Uren)
Posted by Craig Mullins at 9:30 PM