For Immediate Release
UNRELIABLE NARRATOR THEATER GROUP DEBUTS CYBERPUNK MUSICAL COMEDY ENTITLED 2010: OUR HIDEOUS FUTURE: THE MUSICAL!
BOSTON, MA--July 23, 2010--Unreliable Narrator in collaboration with The Pluto Tapes presents 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!, a cyberpunk musical comedy that will be staged Friday, August 20 through Saturday, August 28 at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre located at 949 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston MA 02215.
It’s A.D. 2010, East Coast Metro Zone A, New Malden, a time of techno-studded blechhiness. Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against the oppressive Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Facebook. But judging by the apathy of her lover Dehnise Compuserve and of her fellow humans, it may be too late.
2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! features Kamela Dolinova, Emily Taradash, Julia Lunetta, Timothy Hoover, John Deschene, Kay Coughlin, Katie Drexel, Ginger Lazarus, and Will Todisco.
2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! is the second collaboration between the Unreliable Narrator Theater Group and The Pluto Tapes. On March 30, 2010 they presented Un-Vaudeville, an evening of comedy, music and performance art featuring local acts at Johnny D’s in Somerville, Massachusetts.
There are six performances over two weekends, including one Sunday matinee:
Friday, August 20 at 8 PM Thursday, August 26 at 8 PM
Saturday, August 21 at 8 PM Friday, August 27 at 8 PM
Sunday, August 22 at 3 PM Saturday, August 28 at 8 PM
Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. The ticket price for seniors and students with ID is $12.00. Tickets are available at http://www.unreliable-narrator.com or (866) 811-4111. Proceeds from the Friday, August 27th show will benefit Equality Now, an international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women. A canned food drive will also be held on this night to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank, which provides food assistance to those in need.
For more information, contact us at [email protected] or (617) 470-9556.
Founded in 2008, the Unreliable Narrator Theater Group’s mission is strange, homemade theater. Led by Artistic Director Carl Danielson, Unreliable Narrator has staged Schmolitics, a series of political sketches, and Paranormal, the story of a girl, a guy and the warrior-bunny that protects them. Since 2009, Unreliable Narrator has released a monthly podcast series blending comedy, music, and storytelling. The series can be found at http://www.unreliable-narrator.com. Among the group’s future projects is the 2011 debut of a web series devoted to Paranormal breakout star K’Tharr, the Grulark warrior-bunny from Trepmalthok (played by Neal Leaheey of the Providence comedy group The Bit Players) entitled The Way of the Warrior-Bunny.
THE PLUTO TAPES is a 21st century one-man band and the stage name for Boston-area musician and producer Andy Hicks. Hicks has been writing music since he was about five and has been performing it since he was
fifteen. He is also an actor, director, sound designer, radio producer, and lover of old technology and the early
computer-age/cyberpunk aesthetic, all of which inspired the music and themes of this show. 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! is his first full-length musical, though he wrote and performed the music for PMRP’s (Post-Meridian Radio Players) The Tell-Tale Heart and Cambridge Public School's Bocon! He has directed and appeared in several local productions. The Pluto Tapes recorded an album that was released in 2007. Entitled DEAD PLANETS TELL NO TALES, it's a catchy, indie-pop exploration of love in the 21st century, suburban ennui, American history, and Catholic guilt. It is available on iTunes and at http://reverbnation.com/theplutotapes.