Franklin Stage Company to Present DOKTOR KABOOM: LOOK OUT! SCIENCE IS COMING!
Franklin Stage Company is delighted to present Doktor Kaboom: Look Out! Science is Coming!, July 21-23 at Chapel Hall in Franklin, NY. Billed as a science comedy, Doktor Kaboom uses inquiry, curiosity and live on-stage experiments to empower, inspire and entertain young and old alike.
Doktor Kaboom is the creation of actor and comedian David Epley. His over-the-top German physicist has a passion for science that knows no bounds. Sporting chrome goggles, an orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and "wicked cool hair", Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an explosive comedic style that is guaranteed to please every crowd. His improvisational skill promises no two shows will ever be the same.
Eply grew up expecting to be a scientist, but after a stint in the army, found his way to acting and improv comedy. In 2006 he decided to bring science, his first passion, back into his life. "Blending science and theatre has become a dream come true," said Epley, "and led to the most fulfilling work of my life." He's toured the world as Doktor Kaboom and most recently, created a show about electricity that was commissioned by the Kennedy Center.
In planning their season, FSC's Co-Artistic Directors Leslie Noble and Patricia Buckley knew they wanted to include a family show that would offer a unique experience for kids but also entertain the adults in their lives. "We've known Dave's work for years and couldn't wait to share him with our audience," said Buckley. "He's hilarious showman and a dedicated educator," added Noble.
Epley's mission is to use character-driven comedy to improve society's understanding of basic scientific principles, and remove the cultural stigma that scientific awareness is something to fear. "Science is for everyone," says Epley, "not just the guy in the labcoat or the girl who wins the science fair every year. Science isn't hard, but it does take effort. That's not hard-that's just work and that's just life."
Doktor Kaboom is supported in part by a generous grant from the Joan Rothenberg Family Foundation. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 5:00pm. Admission is free. (Donations gratefully accepted.) Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve and for more information, visit www.franklinstagecompany.org or call 607-829-3700.