The Nefarious Laboratory to Present I WAS A SIXTH GRADE BIGFOOT, 8/6 at UNDER St. Marks
Horse Trade Theater Group presents The Nefarious Laboratory's I Was a Sixth Grade Bigfoot, written and performed by Cyndi Freeman at UNDER St. Marks on Wednesday, Aug 6th at 9pm. Tickets ($10 / $8 students & seniors) - Available online at www.horseTRADE.info, or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.
When she was 11 years old Cyndi Freeman became obsessed with the Bigfoot phenomenon, the hunters, the hoaxes and the true believers. That same year, her homeroom classmates perpetrated a hoax of their own. They convinced the faculty that Cyndi was a thief, an instigator of fist fights, an agent of mayhem. It had all been lies and, by their high school years, the kids who had participated apologized and Cyndi forgave them. But the teachers still believed the legend that Freeman was a violent pathological liar. Friendships were lost, parents lived in fear and only the children knew, and accepted, the truth. Weaving together fun trivia about the Bigfoot myth and darker tales about the fiction that surrounded her during her formative years, Freeman talks of truth and lies, motivations both hidden and obvious, and the resilience it takes to survive childhood.
Cyndi Freeman is a two-time NY Fringe Festival award winning solo performer. She has been performing as a storyteller for 15 years, credits include: The Moth, The Liar Show, Adam Wade's Super Stories, Seth Lind's Told, Risk, Stripped Stories & And I Am Not Lying. Her solo shows have been presented in Boston, Amsterdam, Ireland, the UK, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Festival and NYC. Ms Freeman is a recipient of a grand prize playwriting fellowship award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Currently she is also the producer of 'Nefarious Laboratory Variety Show' and 'Hotsy Totsy Burlesque' both in NYC. Other credits include The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Campus Comedy on HBO, and Compromising Situations on Showtime. She performs burlesque in NYC as Cherry Pitz and produces Hotsy Totsy Burlesque monthly at The Slipper Room - www.heroicsinhotpants.com