Arts and Entertainment
September 19, 2014
Directed by Edith Weiss
Written by Edith Weiss, Jeremy Palmer and the Cast
Denver CO -- Back for the 25th Anniversary season, Phamaly Theatre Company presents its seventh raucous, "differently-abled sketch comedy" with Vox PHAMALIA: Pity Pity Bang Bang. Co-written by Jeremy Palmer, Phamaly's own actors with disabilities and director Edith Weiss, this year features sketches & monologues that are hilarious, touching, edgy and humanizing in their honesty.
This year VOX has two guest writers, Regan Linton and Laura Alsum, who gave us pieces from "Gimplecapped," their show that played at the L.A. Fringe Festival. New titles include "To Infinity and Beyond...Slowly," "Pity Bang Hot Line," "The Summer Camp that Tried to Kill Me" along with favorites from previous shows.
The cast includes 11 actors with disabilities; Stewart Caswell, Khea Craig, Dominique Frary, Michael Leopard (whose credits include Liar, Liar and Rising Sun,) Jamie Lewis, Harper Liles, Paul Migliorelli, Kimberlee Nanda, Lucy Roucis (seen doing standup comedy in the movie Love & Other Drugs,) Daniel Wheeler and Stephanie Williams.
Led by well known Colorado Director/Playwright Edith Weiss, Vox Phamalia is the result of an annual writing-to-performance development workshop, designed for Phamaly Theatre Company members to explore the process of writing an original piece, having it selected and taken to performance. The theatrical devices of improvisation, sketch comedy, dramatic story telling and music are all used in the workshop process. Weiss tells us, "You can trust Vox for comedic takes on subjects that others consider taboo." Edith was awarded Best Direction of a Play by The Denver Post & Best of Westword, and named Best New Play by David Marlowe. Vox PHAMALIA: Quadrapalooza (2012) was voted "Best Variety Show" by Westword.
Now celebrating its 25th season, Phamaly is an award-winning Colorado based Theatre Company comprised entirely of performers with a wide variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Phamaly's mission is to inspire people to re-envision disability through professional theatre.
Date: October 16 through October 26, 2014
Location: Avenue Theatre, 417 E. 17th Ave.., Denver, Co 80203
Time: Fri./Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.; Mon., October 20, 2014 and Thurs. October 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 General Admission for tickets purchased in advance and online, $24 for tickets purchased over the phone or at the door.
Tickets are available by calling 303-321-5925 or online at www.phamaly.org
Note: Vox PHAMALIA: is intended for mature audiences, 16 and older.