Monday, November 11, 2013

Profiles in Schopenhauer: Molly Zigler and Joshua Burge

This is part of the ongoing series that profiles a couple cast members in Cangue League's upcoming production of "The Death of Schopenhauer."

First on the docket is one of our newer members, Molly Zigler! Ms. Zigler has been with us since "Technicolor Yawn" where she played Richard Feynman's wife opposite Gary Perrine who played the unconventional theoretical physicist in Hugo Claudin's "Atomic Bongos."  Here she is coloring some clear 16mm film in Dog Story's lobby for an audience [and cast] participation piece.
Molly returned for "Want Want Lovely Play," Cangue League's entry into the Lake Effect Fringe Festival.  Among other things, she was an unfortunate passenger in a car with O. J. Simpson and Richard Nixon in "We Did It."  Here she is in that piece as O. J. operates the vehicle in an inappropriate manner.
 In "Schopenhauer" Ms. Zigler plays Andrew Dice Clay, a sock and... well, that's a surprise.

Next up is Joshua Burge, a multi-talented force in GR. He's a singer-songwriter for his alter ego's band, Chance Jones.  Mr. Burge spent a lot of the last year promoting Joel Potroykus' first feature film, APE, a film that follows the hapless exploits of a not-so-funny stand-up comedian with Faustian tendencies. Josh first joined us for our second show, "Revolutions." Here he is playing Thelonious Monk aping Satchmo in the original "We Did It".
In "Regime Change" with Mary Brandt their worlds flip into fantasy and culminates with him giviing birth to bananas and money. In "Skwert of Blud" he played Young Man in Antonin Artaud's absurd play written 100 years ago that started the avant-garde theater movement.  On the right Young Man is being strangled by the Priest played by Hugo Claudin.

Even though "The Death of Schopenhauer" is an ensemble piece, Joshua Burge shoulders the burden of Arthur, the main character that is given a lesson in compromise good and hard!

Join us Nov. 14th, 15th or 16th at Dog Story Theater for "The Death of Schopenhauer", Cangue League's first avant-garde opera!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Profiles in Schopenhauer: Rebecca Rodriguez and Kyle Colter

Sketches of the cast and crew of Cangue League's upcoming avant-garde opera, "The Death of Schopenhauer"

Most of Cangue League is made up of musicians of one sort or another and today's two featured artists are no exception.

Rebecca Rodriguez has played with some very popular local bands such as Corcavado, The Tiger Passion and The Icicles whose music was featured on a couple national tv spots.  Currently this active mother of two is working with a new band called Telemission. Her husband, James created with his brother the indie avant-garde music label, Elsie and Jack.  James created the very first sounds that a Cangue League audience had heard for our first show, "Flowers" with a layered/sound audio piece using a line read by Alida Perrine.  Rebecca was one of the first members of the "orchestra". Here she is playing in "Skwert of Blud".
For "The Death of Schopenhauer" Ms. Rodriguez created the various musical mood pieces.  The show's director (Gary Perrine) insisted on the guitar being the only traditional instrument. As our dear friend Herr Bach is accused of saying, "The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself." Augmenting her classical guitar will be a selection of acoustic noise devices such as a cannon ball on a car wheel and a bucket of gravel and a shovel to name a few. Here she is performing "Ball and Chain" with Gary Perrine where the seed-filled ball was used to reverberate the strings.
Next up is another guitarist, Kyle Colter. Of course, those familiar with Kyle's work know that he also plays, the trombone, thermin and didgeridoo. When Kyle isn't slinging booze at The Meanwhile you can catch him having fun with the Pistolbrides, the psych-surf-experimental rockers. Kyle joined Cangue League for the "Revolutions" show. Here he is as a dead box person from "LTD".

 Kyle is also an original member of Sean Kenny's brain child, "Parade Parade!" where the weirdos in the city have a parade for no goddam reason whatsoever. Watch for a line of locals marching to their own beat and feel free to join in. Looks like fun, doesn't it?
For "Schopenhauer" Mr. Colter will play multiple roles including, Sound, Stage Hand and Cedric The Entertainer! The resemblance is uncanny!

"The Death of Schopenhauer" will be performed Nov. 14th, 15th &16th at Dog Story Theater. Doors open at 7:30  Show starts at 8:00

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Profiles in Schopenhauer: Mike Saunders and Mary Brandt

First in our series about Cangue Leaguers involved in our newest project, "The Death of Schopenhauer" is starting, appropriately enough, with Mike Saunders.

Mike Saunders was the first person that Cangue League founder, Gary Perrine approached in 2010 about doing some avant-garde theater for a show that turned out to be "Flowers." Here he is playing the outer bowl.

Mr. Saunders, while a bartender at The Meawhile has accrued a long list of Producer credits in local films including the big splash indie flick, APE.  Local cineastes can thank him for putting together iii Film Series at the Wealthy Street Theater "that not only investigates and examines the world around us but shows us a new and fresh approach towards film making."

Mike has played synth/keyboard for Cangue League's "Orchestra", Chance Jones and Moss Folk.  In our follow-up show, "Revolutions" Mr. Saunders penned, "Fiefdom," a skit that lampooned a particular art contest here in GR. Below are Don Mangione, Kyle Colter and Bobbie Gilbert creating a sculpture on stage before the audiences very eyes! "It's good for business."
In "The Death of Schopenhauer" Mike will play the part of megalomaniac producer which we assure you is a far cry from his real personality. Below, Mike helps out in LTD with Bobbie Gilbert and Ben Brandt.

Next up is Mary Brandt whom the theater gods sent us via a series of scheduling problems. Through a friend of a friend Mary contacted us and the rest is Cangue League history.  Our show "Skwert of Blud" had Mary all over it. Here she is playing Rita in one of Chris Eddy's "Mr. Spookity" pieces.
She handled an assault rifle in Hugo Claudin's, "20 Poems of Love and One AK-47" and Strangled Micheal J. Fox as Richard Nixon while being chauffeured by O. J. Simpson in "We Did It". Here she is marrying Josh Burge on the left and employing new birthing techniques after he becomes pregnant in the piece, "Regime Change"

In "Death of Schopenhauer" Mary will play a variety of roles from a sock puppet to Sisyphus to a producer in the shows pivotal scene. Mary has been a great asset to Cangue League.

Come and check out these talented people and others November 14th, 15th & 16th at Dog Story Theater [7 Jefferson se] for a unique theater experience. The Death of Schopenhauer an avant-garde opera!