Connecticut Repertory Theatre to Present DEAD HEAVY FANTASTIC October 24-November 3
Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Dead Heavy Fantastic by Robert Farquhar as part of its Studio Works Series, October 24 - November 3 in the Studio Theater, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu.
It's always been mad in Liverpool, England on a Friday night - you leave the house feeling like a million dollars and return your own poor relation. And that's how it is for the motley crew in Robert Farquhar's contemporary comedy Dead Heavy Fantastic as they lurch their way from tentative first drinks to an apocalyptic sunrise, sure in the knowledge that they're pretty likely to do it all again next week. Critic Laura Davis observed, "A thoroughly entertaining piece of theatre populated by memorable characters, Dead Heavy Fantastic encapsulates the energy and eager anticipation of a Friday night out without the disappointment of the morning after."
After Vince discovers his ex-girlfriend Cindy in bed with her blind date Frank, he sweeps the middle-aged postman along on a night of excess he is never likely to forget. Comedy abounds as they stagger from karaoke bar to burnt-out nightclub to a penthouse apartment, and more. Dead Heavy Fantastic is a fast-paced comic story with a serious undertone.
Director Scott Ripley said, "Dead Heavy Fantastic melds an incredible night out with the struggle to find your place in the world and the sting of reality. Over one wild ride of an evening, our characters find themselves through bad decisions, self reflection, and the inevitable need to face the consequences of their actions."
Scott Ripley (Director) currently teaches acting in the BFA program at UConn. He graduated from the US Naval Academy (BS, English) and served for six years as an A-6 bombardier/navigator onboard USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt - before resigning his commission to enter the Professional ActorTraining Program (MFA, Acting) at UC San Diego. He has worked on stages across the US and abroad, including La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T., Moscow Art Theater,Taiwan National Theater, three seasons at The American Repertory Theatre, and four seasons at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Scott has taught acting at Arizona State, Davidson College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Please call 860-486-2113 for tickets or for more information. Please call or visit the box office for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change. Tickets available online at www.crt.uconn.edu.