Piper McKenzie and The Brick Theater, Inc. present YOU BLEW IT!
A live, interactive 1970s sci-fi game show experience
Appearing as part of The Brick’s Game Play Festival
Written and Directed by Jeff Lewonczyk
Hi-res photos can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bricktheater/sets/72157629985240238/
A promo video for the show can be seen at http://vimeo.com/44845105
It’s 1975, and there are more game shows on the air than at any other time in history. As the studio audience enters the set of the low-rated, innuendo-laden cheese-fest You Blew It! , they expect little more than the chance to glimpse some D-list celebrities and maybe get called down to compete for a full suite of bean bag furniture. The last thing they imagine is that, due to a bizarre and unprecedented chain reaction, they will be the only thing protecting the human race from certain destruction. Whether you’re a potential contestant or you just “like to watch,” don’t blow it by missing this hysterical sci-fi quiz-show spectacular!
Drawing from The Match Game, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the era’s disaster films, You Blew It! combines the best and the worst of the 70s to deliver a high-stakes love letter to the disposable entertainment of a decade that continues to haunt our culture. Appearing as part of The Brick’s Game Play festival – which is devoted to the intersection of gaming and theater – the show is written and directed by Jeff Lewonczyk, who created the 2010 Game Play hit Theater of the Arcade: Five Classic Video Games Adapted for the Stage (which went on to be a hit at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival). You Blew It! features set and costume design by Julianne Kroboth, sound design by Chris Chappell and performances by Fred Backus, Eric C. Bailey*, Stacia Ann French, Jennifer Harder, Gavin Starr Kendall, Lorinne Lampert*, Roger Nasser, Stephanie Willing, Jeff Seal and Christopher Yustin (*member AEA). Melissa Roth is the assistant director.
You Blew It! will perform at The Brick Theater (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn). Performances will be held at the following dates and times:
Sat 7/14, 2pm
Tue 7/17, 8pm
Fri 7/20, 7pm
Sat 7/21, 9pm
Sun 7/22, 4:30pm
Wed 7/25, 8pm
Tickets to all shows ($15) may be purchased at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 212-868-4444.
Piper McKenzie (pipermckenzie.com) has been a fixture of the downtown and Brooklyn scenes since being founded by Hope Cartelli and Jeff Lewonczyk in 1998. Called “brazenly experimental, unapologetically populist, and surprisingly endearing” by IndieTheater.org, Piper is dedicated to exploring the middle ground between high and low culture, comedy and tragedy, history and the future. Their unique aesthetic of genre love, unsettling comedy, physical storytelling and cultural mythology (pop and otherwise) have yielded such recent works as the Game Play and FringeNYC hit Theater of the Arcade: Five Classic Video Games Adapted for the Stage, The Bubble of Solace, Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury, the hit FringeNYC musical Willy Nilly: A Musical Exploitation of the Most Far-Out Cult Murders of the Psychedelic Era, among many others.
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