Must see, Relevant, Clever, Thought-provoking, Enchanting
About the Show
This new play from Experimental Bitch Productions offers an invitation to commune with a humanity broken and reborn — an urgent message from the ancient future.
Many years from now — long after The Flood That Drowned the World — a stranger, queerer, lovinger world has sprouted from the rubble and ruins. Once a year, the many communities of this new world become one, gathering on a barren island for the Remembrance Festival. Amidst the games and food and drink, the sharing of knowledge and the telling of Big Stories, they are visited by the mysterious legendary wanderer Jack of Cups. Jack arrives to tell the biggest Big Story these people have: their post-apocalyptic creation myth.
"Experimental Theatre back in the 1970's and 1980's included earnest monologues on how we need to come together, interpretive dance, and sounds and music made from unusual items and innovative instruments…The work 'Jack of Cups' by Experimental Bitch Presents (EBP) has all those elements…Everyone working on this production performs hard and earnestly. But the pretentious poetics and dated trappings are soft edged weapons to present their eco-message."
“’Jack of Cups’ asks audiences not just to worry about climate change but to do something about it...Though certainly timely, a story about a world destroyed by humans admittedly is not new. But ‘Jack of Cups’ offers a more hopeful ending to a world almost destroyed by climate change...The importance of ‘Jack of Cups,’ and why audiences should watch it, is how it pushes viewers away from being complacent when it comes to preventing climate change.”