Chris Tanner's FOOTBALL HEAD Comes to La Mama, 6/20-29
La MaMa will present Chris Tanner's "Football Head: tales of shame and humiliation", running June 20-29, 2014. Tanner returns to The Club at La MaMa this June for the world premiere of his show.
This solo exposé of the sexual awakening of a nerdy art queen features Chris Tanner as he stands alone, baring all. Tanner leads us on a psychedelic trip through the shimmering rabbit hole of his memory, weaving True! and Wacky! stories of eccentric relatives and friends, dancing with shame, rage and guilt to the tunes of early 70's AM radio. Told and sung by Chris Tanner, he is accompanied by composer Lance Cruce on the 88's and two gorgeous doo-wop girls. Together, they spin sundry tales of humiliation into a glittering web of delirium and ecstasy.
Chris Tanner has worked and collaborated with John Vaccaro, Sebastian Stuart, Everett Quinton, Lance Cruce, Julie Atlas Muz, Penny Arcade, Maria Irene Fornes, Cyndi Lauper, David Lynch, Ildiko Nemeth and The New Stage Theatre Company, Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Mabou Mines and The Wooster Group. During the last 10 years, he has been performing with Karen Finley's Make Love, a touring cabaret show in memorial of the 9/11 attacks. Chris's own full musical productions One Must Do what One Must do, Ravaged by Romance, Up, Up and more Up, Jack of Tarts and The Etiquette of Death were all produced by La MaMa. His artwork can be seen at christophertannerart.com.
Cast and Creative Team: Written and Performed by Chris Tanner. Composer/Music Director: Lance Cruce. Directed by Daniel Allen Nelson. Scenic Design by Andreea Mincic; Costume Design by Machine Dazzle; Light Design by Simon Harding; Video Design by David Pym; Stage Managed by Ilana Khanin; Social Media Marketing Manager: Elaine Lorent. Additional Performers: Gina Bonati and Kaylin Lee Clinton.
The show runs June 20-29, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 10p.m. and Sundays at 5:30p.m. at The Club at La MaMa, located at 74A East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue), 2nd Floor, NYC. Directions: N/R to 8th Street/NYU; 6 to Astor Place; F to 2nd Avenue. Tickets at lamama.org/at the box office/ or by phone at 212-475-7710. Tickets $18/$13 Students & Seniors - Inquire about La MaMa's 10 for $10 tickets.