QUASIMANGO, THE LUNCHBOX OF NOTRE DAME to Premiere at Short Play Festival, 3/19-23
Bob Katz, "The Folk Punk Woody Allen", and his rascally mangos present "Quasimango, the Lunchbox of Notre Dame", a one-man, ten-mango musical, in which our hero, a deformed mango, strives to win the affection of Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleader Esmeralda Kelly. As Esmeralda is traded to the never-winning Columbia University Lions, Quasi follows her from South Bend, Indiana to the North Pole to a cataclysmic climax at Columbia's football stadium. Sung and narrated by a single performer who assumes more than ten roles - nine of them mangos - this combination of folk, blues, rock, and rap tells a story like no other.
Bob Katz brings his original narrative singer-songwriter shows to venues from the Lower East Side to northern New England. He's opened for national acts, appears regularly on AM 970's The Real Radio Show with members of Twisted Sister, curates the venerable Christopher Street Coffee House, and has been featured as far afield as Finnish National Television. Bob's acclaimed debut album, "When Good Mangos Go Bad," was produced by folk legend Pete Kennedy. Acting credits include a leading role in the off-off-Broadway musical premiere, "beTwixt, beTween, & beTwain." Quasimango is Bob's first one-man theater piece. For more: www.bobkatzmusic.com.
Performances run February 19, 21, 23 at Roy Arias Studios Stage II: 300 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor (Corner of 8th Ave), New York, NY 10036. To purchase tickets go to www.midtownfestival.org or call 866-811-4111.