foolsFURY Theater premieres “Monster in the Dark”
Written by Doug Dorst; Directed by Ben Yalom
Thursdays – Saturdays, Feb. 7 – 9 and 14 – 16 @ 8pm
Sundays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 @ 5pm
1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
TICKETS: $15 - $30 general admission, sliding scale
$12 students/seniors and TBA members
Thursdays are Pay-what-you-can
BOX OFFICE: (800) 838-3006 and brownpapertickets.com
foolsFURY Theater Company launches their 10th Anniversary season following a stellar 2007 season distinguished with critical and popular recognition. foolsFURY was awarded the prestigious 2007 San Francisco Bay Guardian GOLDIE Award for 'Best Discovery in Theater'. The company's tour to New York's P.S. 122 was met with critical acclaim. And foolsFURY's sensational "The Turn of the Screw" was recognized as "the Best of the SF Fringe."
"Monster in the Dark" tells the horrifying and darkly humorous tale about an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it flood that threatens a peculiar and bizarrely familiar society. It is a world ruled by 'the Structure,' a shadowy government that monitors its citizens from beneath black umbrellas and within hidden towers. It is a place where business literally consumes you, Faith and Anxiety are preached daily on street corners, and people jump from the sky with the same frequency as rain. Life and society are threatened by a watery natural disaster, and the people of "Monster in the Dark" are challenged to redefine themselves and others; who can be trusted, who is necessary, and what is the greatest resource needed to survive.
"Monster in the Dark" is the culmination of a two-year theatrical exploration in foolsFURY's style of "sheer kinetic energy and rigorous physical vocabulary" (SF Bay Guardian). Created by foolsFURY company members under the direction of Ben Yalom and in collaboration with novelist/playwright Doug Dorst, this production, like the best of foolsFURY’s work, is both hilarious and deeply disturbing.
Official Website: http://www.foolsfury.org/
Added by neqa_communications on February 4, 2008