Four Humors to Present STAR CITY: A RUSSIAN SPACE FARCE, 5/2-17
Loosely based on the true story of the failed 1967 Soyuz 1 mission, Four Humors presents an original, farcical look at the Soviet Space Program during the height of its race against the United States to reach the moon. Star City promises to be a fast paced, quick-change, four-door farce set in Soviet Mission Control filled with dozens of ridiculous characters including heroic cosmonauts, nerdy scientists, overworked engineers, menacing KGB agents, oblivious military brass, and antagonistic American capitalists... all played by only four actors.
Welcome to Star City... the top secret Cosmonaut Training Center that stands in the middle of Kazakhstan tundra. Here the bravest, smartest and brightest will prepare for the ultimate human endeavor: space exploration! We may not have the most expensive equipment or the most knowledgable Nazi Rocket Scientists or specifically stated safety protocol like those boasters at NASA, but we do possess one thing they do not: sheer Russian determination. So strap in... or are you a nation hating capitalist?
"The launch of Soyuz 1 is a story of irrational hope against all odds, making it ideal material for a ridiculous farce," says Nick Ryan, writer of the piece; A nightmare comedy of noxious gas, burning rocket fuel, and crushing g-forces inspired by the true events surrounding the launch of Soyuz 1.
Open Eye Figure Theater
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
May 2 - 17, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 2pm
Thu., May 15 at 8pm
Sat., May 17 at 2pm
$15 General Admission
$13 for Students, Seniors, or with Fringe Button
Pay-as-able option available at the door for every performance.
Tickets available now at fourhumorstheater.com