it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!
Legendary performance artist John Fleck’s latest work is a rambunctious and provocative cabaret-style theatrical “performance event.” Fleck uses musical numbers, dance sequences and broad characters-in-conflict to create a hilarious and uniquely ribald theatrical rollercoaster that skewers our fears and assumptions about everything from COVID-19 to our identity as earth dwellers at this precarious moment. Developed with and directed by longtime Fleck collaborator David Schweizer.
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“UPROARIOUS… Clever and just a bit controversial, IT’S ALIVE, IT’S ALIVE tickles the funny bone while slipping in some very fine music, a tuneful voice, and flowing graceful dance moves. What more could a COVID-fatigued audience want?”
“OUTRAGEOUS… poke[s] fun at a slew of targets: The Virus, the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, Trump, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, and much, much more.
“DELIVERS THE GOODS… Food for thought… extraordinary energy… Theatre is Alive. It’s Alive!
“A HILARIOUSLY SKEWED CABARET EVENT… The 55-minute assault to our senses could not be more welcome at this point in time. From all-singing, all-dancing COVID cells to Fleck’s occasional turn as a Brunhilde-helmeted Trumpian-spouting version of the infamous Q-Anon Shaman, as usual nothing is off the table.”
Credits / Cast / Crew
Conceived, Written and Performed by John Fleck
Directed by David Schweizer
Music Direction by John Snow
Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley
Lighting Designer Katelan Braymer
Sound Designer Christopher Moscatiello
Stage Manager Jacob Price
Kyle G. Fuller
John Snow on upright bass
Scott Roberts on piano