San Jose Rep Presents World Premiere of the Flying Karamazov Brothers' 40th Anniversary Show, 2/15-24
A retrospective of the Brothers' 40 years of comedy, theatre, juggling, and music from their founding in 1973 on the streets of San Francisco to the Big White Way and the Silver Screen.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers return to San Jose Rep with the world premiere of their 40th anniversary show, 40 Years of Wandering, Juggling, and Cheap Theatrics! This will be an honest (and hilarious!) journey through the 40 years of the Karamazov Brothers' existence. Starting with the Nixon years, Vietnam, hippies, the Haight-Ashbury, early Silicon Valley, hitch-hiking, inter-group politics, the White House, group changes, making the big time, Broadway, movies, television, the vicissitudes of show business, marriages, divorces, changes in America - A funny and touching portrait of our country, the secrets of the universe, and of a group of very eccentric men in a never ending tour, juggling life and art while, in some small way, saving the world.
Don't miss these wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers in their newest show!
Paul Magid (Dmitri):
Co-founded the Flying Karamazov Brothers in 1973. Mr. Magid has created and written many shows for the Flying Karamazov Brothers. He also writes plays. His plays include The Three Moscowteers (1984, Goodman Theatre), L'Histoire du Soldat (1986, Brooklyn Academy Of Music), Le Petomane (1992, La Jolla Playhouse, ACT-Seattle), The Brothers Karamazov (1993, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage), Room Service (1997, Mark Taper Forum, ACT-Seattle), L'Universe (2000 ACT-Seattle, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Life: A Guide for the Perplexed (2004 ACT-Seattle, A.R.T.), Don Quijote (2007 San Diego Repertory Theatre), Flings & Eros (2009, Merrimack Repertory Theatre). He has been directing and creating shows in Europe including Osare (2006), Mutamenti (2007) Quemar (2008). He also directed a series of outdoor theatre spectacles (for over 350,000 viewers) in Puglia including the Spanish group La Fura dels Baus (2008). He mostly recently created and directed Sogni Segni for the Pergine International Arts Festival (2009). He loves and thanks his family, the whole mishpocheh, especially his two daughters.
Harry Levine (Kuzma):
He believes that laughter may be the only medicine that everyone can afford. After years of analysis, his theory on comedy can be summed up as follows: Quantity. In 1984, he founded Citizens Band which performs satirical and political music throughout the land. A short-lived job in an apple orchard blossomed into a fascination with juggling. This led to joining the Mud Bay Jugglers in 1995 and performing with the trio at theatres and festivals throughout North America. He can sometimes be spotted boom-booming on the stand-up bass with the Tune Stranglers who joyously play hot old-timey jazz from the '20s and '30s. Harry lives in Seattle where he adores his partner, Anne.
Chen Pollina (Chenovski):
Pollina is many things, though he is really only one thing: the last descendant in a long line of men who descend from the North. He was raised primarily on rice cakes and quinoa, and for a time, slept on a little shelf in the basement which passed for his "room." During this period, known as "the shelf years," Chen spent many nights dreaming about what he would be when he grew up. A fireman? No. An Astronaut? No. A Flying Karamazov Brother? Well, no, but that's not to say he isn't pretty happy with the way things have gone. Chen now sleeps on two beds stacked atop one another, and dreams of the fruits of the future. Like strawbangos and stuff. He would like to remind everyone that it is never a bad idea to look at the stars from time to time, and contemplate the universe.
Kiyota Sage (Kiyotov):
A two-foot-ten-fingered deciduous male, Kiyota has a tendency to favor his left knee on impractical occasions. Aside from being a Flying Karamazov Brother, he enjoys playing and recording music, producing digital graphics, wearing jeans sometimes, and creating things out of other things. His left side is fairly Asian, and he is capable of extremely long feats of breathing without pause. He also ranked #217 in last year's International Jaw Flexing Competition, thereby proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that "ninjas are people too." In addition to these various skills, Kiyota has a photogenic memory for stuff that has happened.
February 15 - February 24, 2013
Press Opening Night: February 15, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113
$36 - $74
*Student and Specialty discounts available!
The cast is currently rehearsing and finalizing this World premiere! There are plenty of surprises and an abundance of entertainment in store. For more information on The Flying Karamazov Brothers, visit: http://fkb.com.