Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre Coming to FringeNYC

Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre Coming to FringeNYC

Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre makes its New York debut at FringeNYC! The company will premier its original cosplay epic, "Kamikaze Cutesauce Cosplay Club," at the New York International Fringe Festival, Aug. 27 - 30.

Tama, Tokyo Prefecture, Kamata Junior High. Life is tough for Usagi Tsukino. Tests, Phys. Ed., peer pressure, bullies, and our strange new teacher Viceroy Subato from Kyoto, who keeps staring at me in study hall, and would be kind of hot if he didn't dress so funny...Oh! There's also saving the world.

Business men become samurai, schoolgirls change into sailor scouts and dreams become reality in this exciting theatrical mash-up inspired by traditional Japanese performing arts and the cosplay revolution.

In Cosplay, short for costume play, participants embody characters from popular culture; anime, manga, comic books, etc. A global phenomenon, cosplay has inspired a generation to shed the shackles of their lives for brief forays into the fantastic. This fusion of dance, puppetry, and martial arts, explores contemporary costume play and the threads that form gender, identity, and culture.

Here's what reviewers had to say about the production:

"Delightfully stylized cartoon violence...characteristically riveting Quasimondo choreography...in this latest arresting production from an exciting troupe that continues to wrestle with some of the most interesting questions being posed from any Milwaukee stage." - Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"An insightful exploration of culture, gender and power. Quasimondo once again lives up to its burgeoning reputation as Milwaukee's premier avant-garde physical theater." - Selena Milewski, Shepherd Express

"A wonderfully crafted work of total theater." - Jeff Grygny, Milwaukee Theatre Examiner

FringeNYC SHOWS

THURSDAY, Aug. 27 @ 9:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, Aug. 28 @ 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, Aug. 29 @ 9 p.m.

SUNDAY, Aug. 30 @ 2 p.m.

LOCATION

The Celebration of Whimsy Theater (The C.O.W.)

21 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

http://fringenyc.org/venues/venue-5/

TICKETS

$18 General Admission

http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=K

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