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KAPOW-I GOGO Extends at The Peoples Improv Theater

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Matt Cox's 3-part epic, geek comedy Kapow-i GoGo extends at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) with additional marathon performances on September 27th, October 4th, & October 11th (special New York Comic Con performance).

By popular demand, The PIT is proud to announce A FOURTH EXTENSION for Kapow-i GoGo by Matt Cox with multiple marathon performances throughout the fall.

Her name is Kapow-i GoGo. And she's going to save the world. Again. And again. And again. Matt Cox's Kapow-i GoGo is an epic, three-part, live-action hybrid of Dragon Ball Z, Cyberpunk Space Operas, most of the Final Fantasies and every other after-school cartoon you watched in the mid-to-late '90s. It's a Geek Coast of Utopia. A Nerd Gatz.

...with cooler hair.

...and more robotic appendages.

Kapow-i GoGo is a theatrical experience built for an audience used to binge-watching Netflix. Continuing its buzzy 7-months-and-counting run at The PIT, Kapow-I GoGo will do a hyper-marathon of all three parts - 9 episodes - almost 4 hours of content - on Sundays September 27th and October 4th at 1pm as well as a special New York Comic Con-friendly performance on Sunday, October 11th at 6pm. Intermissions will be plentiful, don't worry. The PIT's Love Bar is just outside the door to the theater, fully stocked and complimentary Kapow-i themed cereal will be provided in addition to candy & Kapow-i trading cards.

The PIT's Artistic Director Kevin Laibson had this to say: "Kapow-i GoGo is that rare theatrical occurrence that is an incredible feat just in conception, even more so in execution, and beyond its scope manages to be a totally fun, accessible, charmer of a show. For my money, Cox's understanding of character growth and development is up there with O'Neill."

Kapow-i GoGo began as one of the most popular plays at The Flea Theater's #serials@theflea. For the PIT run, the show has been expanded and re-conceived into three totally new, separate evenings: Kapow-i GoGo Gooooo!, Kapow-i GoGo Z, and Kapow-i GoGo Returns spanning three decades and following our plucky blue-haired fighter on her journey to collect all the legendary Hydra Crystals, to compete in The World's Ultimate Warrior Tournament, to far-flung future dystopias and fights with power-mad cybernetic generals, giant robots, mountain monsters and assorted other final bosses. And, of course, saving the princess.

Kapow-i GoGo is written by Matt Cox with direction by Kristin McCarthy Parker (Hold On To Your Butts) and Joel Soren. Production design by Joel Soren. Costume design by Josh Boerman. Score by Brian Hoes. Fight choreography by Alex J. Gould. And featuring Michael Axelrod, Matt Cox, Asia Kate Dillon, Alex J. Gould, Amy Jo Jackson (The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler at Exit Pursued by a Bear), Hank Lin, Evan Maltby, Andrea Miller, Tara Pacheco, Cristina Pitter, Karsten Otto, Jeff Ronan, Eliza Simpson (The Woodsman at 59E59), Keola Simpson, Stephen Stout (Smoke at The Flea), Colin Waitt (Jesus in The Mysteries at The Flea) and Madeleine Bundy (Julie in Smoke at The Flea) as Kapow-i GoGo. Joining the acting company for this fall's performances are Langston Belton(G.U.S.), Matthew Bovee (The Nomad) & A.J. Ditty.

For tickets, visit http://thepit-nyc.com/event/2015-09-27-kapow-i-gogo-marathon-episodes-1-9 - all marathon tickets are $30. The performances on Sunday, September 27th and Sunday, October 4th are at 1pm; the special New York Comic Con performance on Sunday, October 11th begins at 6pm.

For more information, visit www.kapowigogo.com.

Kristin McCarthy Parker (Co-Director) is a director, producer, and founding member of Recent Cutbacks. She co-created and directed Hold On To Your Butts (The PIT), named one of the Top 10 Comedies of 2014 in TimeOut NY. She also recently directed Cordelia Prospector (#serials at The Flea). She has directed, developed, and produced new work with 59E59, HERE, IRT, FringeNYC, NYMadness, Amios, EstroGenius, Inviolet Theater, and others. Assistantships include Ed Iskandar, Michael Greif, Wendy C. Goldberg, and Trip Cullman. Education: University of Evansville.

Joel Soren (Co-Director / Production Designer) is a freelance theatrical artist residing in Bushwick, NY. After optaining a BFA in Drama & BA in politics from NYU he has spent his time as a freelance director & designer of original work largely in collaboration with local genius T. Adamson. In developing his craft, Joel has traveled with Theatre-Mitu to Bangalore India, to Pennsylvania with Fresh Ground Pepper, and to DC assisting the world's foremost expert on crystal skulls at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. He recently was an AD to Drama Desk Winner Ed Iskandar for "The Mysteries," then self-produced-directed-&designed #TRIPTYCH as a part of the Sublet Series @HERE co-op, and said goodbye to #serials@theflea "Ka-Pow-I Gogo Go Z" after 8 troublemaking episodes.

Matt Cox is a New York-based playwright, actor, and improviser. Writing Credits include: Kapow-I GoGo & Kings of Crowns for #serials@theflea, and Jake and Dennis Solve Problems which was performed at Brett Epstein's Rule of 7x7. His radio play El Hombre Bovino was performed at The Greene Space in an evenings of westerns, with direction by Jim Simpson and Arthur Yorinks. He contributed as a writer to The Mysteries, the Flea Theater's epic adaptation of the bible. He has also been working on a children's book featuring garden gnomes. He has studied at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting & The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in New York City. He is also a happy member of The Story Pirates.


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