Pointless Theatre Presents MARK TWAIN'S RIVERBOAT EXTRAVAGANZA, Now thru 9/8
In the wake of critical raves and sold-out houses, Pointless Theatre is proud to announce a remount of "Mark Twain's Riverboat Extravaganza", their production for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival. Described by MD Theatre Guide as the "down-homiest, eye-catchiest, gee-whizziest show in the Fringe" and named an Editor's Pick by the Washington Post. "Riverboat" is a vaudevillian ride through America's tallest tales hosted by Mark Twain and performed by his iconic characters.
Director Devin Mahoney leads a six-performer ensemble through five classic American tall tales, using Pointless' singular blend of puppets, dance, music, and theatre to take the audience through America's history as seen in its tall tales, from post-revolutionary world of Washington Irving's "Rip van Winkle" to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. The puppets and set by Matt Reckeweg and Patti Kalil ground the show in both timeless Americana and turn-of-the-century vaudeville, with music by Owen McCusker and Nick Wilby to match. "Mark Twain's Riverboat Extravaganza" is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience for audiences of all ages, and Pointless is thrilled to be able to present it again for audiences who missed the original Fringe run and those who want to take another wild trip through American history. Don't miss the second chance to get on the riverboat this September!
The show will run approximately 55 minutes long with no intermission. General Admission will be $20.00 with $15.00 tickets for students and seniors 65+. Tickets will be available to purchase beginning on August 10 and will be available through www.pointlesstheatre.com.
Founded in 2010, Pointless Theatre brings together the best of puppetry, theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts to create wholly unique spectacles. In 2010, Pointless staged The Sleeping Beauty: a puppet ballet as part of the Capital Fringe Festival and was awarded the festival's "Pick of the Fringe" award for "Best Experimental Show." Pointless returned to Capital Fringe in 2011 with Hugo Ball: A Super Spectacular DADA Adventure and earned rave reviews from The DCist, MD Theatre Guide, and The Washington Post, who named the show one of their Editor's Picks. "Hugo Ball" won Pointless its second "Pick of the Fringe" for "Best Experimental Show" and was brought back for a remount in November 2011 as part of the FallFRINGE festival. Imagination Meltdown Adventure marked Pointless Theatre's third time in the Capital Fringe Festival, and earned the company The Director's Pick Award for their work. Outside of the Fringe Festival, Pointless has produced two original shows, Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher and Canterbury, part of the Mead Theatre Lab Program at Flashpoint. Most recently, Pointless was the recipient of the Washington City Paper's Best Emerging Theater Company Award.