The Neo-Futurists Extend HAYMAKER Through 7/11
The Neo-Futurists keep the fantasy alive with more heart-pounding, fist-flying, Nazi-killing performances of Haymaker. The show is currently running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at The Neo-Futuriarium, 5153 N. Ashland.
Four performances are added beyond the original June 28 closing date:
Thursday, July 3
Saturday, July 5
Thursday, July 10
Friday, July 11
All extension performances start at 7:30 p.m.
Trevor Dawkins stages Tears of Shanghai, an action movie he wrote when he was 13 years old. He casts himself as the lead protagonist--Russell Dakota, a grizzled maverick hiding out in 1930s Shanghai while evading the Nazis. The other parts he delves out to the rest of the ensemble, attempting to re-create the movie onstage and realize his vision. Questions are formed when the ensemble begins to criticize Trevor's direction, and tension builds when one performer (Brenda Arellano) rejects her role in playing the love interest, the pick-pocketing femme fatale Elona Levingston. Haymaker shows what happens when the fantastic ideals of a 13 year-old boy (and even a 27 year-old man) are butted up against reality.
Trevor Dawkins states, "Have you ever seen a man punched in the face while flying in the air upside-down strapped into an exploding car? And the man punching was pinned to the concrete by a samurai sword through his foot? If you haven't, you're going to see it in Haymaker."