Part of FringeNYC: Tune in as Maggie Day uncovers the story behind the story of a classic sci-fi series and follows its players from the ‘50s to the age of the internet, revealing secrets, lost loves, and things people couldn’t say then…or now. More…
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From TOSOS. Written by Kathleen Warnock. Directed by Eric Chase.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Tune in again for The Further Adventures Of...
and follow Maggie Day as she uncovers the story
of Commander Zoron and Prince Kal in the
‘50s sci-fi serial: Atlantis, 1 Million Years B.C.,
and the actors who portrayed them — Drake Darling
and Frank Gallagher. Follow their paths from
a classic sci-fi show to the age of the internet, revealing hidden secrets, lost loves, and the things people couldn't say then (and maybe even now?)
"A timeless story of love, superheroes and a writer…Every minute is brisk and engaging…All three actors have played in this show during multiple runs, which might explain the great chemistry...Direction by Eric Chase brings forward the smart, funny and touching writing…I just couldn’t take my eyes of the stage where Burke and Finley. Both were portraying multiple people, sometimes in a hilarious campy manner and sometimes so touching and believable that it made me tear up." Full Review
"Jamie Heinlein captured my full attention from first to last with her touching and honest portrayal of the open-hearted, impressionable Maggie, both in scene and soliloquy. An actor of rare poise and taste, she successfully evades every temptation to sentimentalize, and her subtly meticulous script analysis kept everything in its proper place, as we careened through dimensions of time and space. A major plus was her splendid articulation of the text,." Full Review
"Overall 'The Further Adventures Of…' is a creative think-piece on the tradition of using storytelling to escape our own reality. (Or, perhaps, to create a better reality?) Since the show relies heavily upon narration it does tend to ramble, especially towards the end. But it’s still a thought-provoking experience and I look forward to seeing where it goes next." Full Review
"'The Further Adventures of...' is an intriguing work of storytelling if mildly predictable and the slightest bit heavy-handed...The two actors, who each play several characters, could stand to more sharply differentiate their multiple roles...Heinlein's Day, meanwhile, feels genuine and sufficiently invested in her efforts to engage the audience, even in a slow-burn show without pronounced dramatic stakes." Full Review
for a previous production "As fun as these scenes are to watch, what makes 'Further Adventures' such a gem are the offstage stories that the playwright spins about the make-believe actors…As Maggie, Jamie Heinlein is pure charm and her infectious nature makes you feel like you, too, would have loved 'Atlantis' had it been a real series. Mr. Burke and Mr. Finley weave in and out of their TV show characters and into the actors who play them flawlessly." Full Review
See it if You like classic Hollywood sci-fi stories and want to get swept away to another time...which isn't that far from this time.
Don't see it if You want big sets and special effects. The performers do all of that!
See it if you like queer content and like it even more when it's multi-dimensional; like great, fun acting; enjoy surprises; remember Lost in Space
Don't see it if you have no love for first-person narrative storytelling; you lost your soul in a late-night game of Fireball pong; nah. just see it.
See it if You're interested in the history of pop culture, LGBT stories, slash fiction, Old Hollywood, interesting storytelling techniques
Don't see it if you're a homophobe or you don't care about anything older than Madonna
See it if ... you're a compassionate human being. If you have the capacity to be on a thoughtful journey with a grateful dreamer & laugh along her way
Don't see it if ....you are looking for a no-brainer, lack-luster barrel-of-laughs from beginning to end.
See it if you like great writing, have a sense of humor, and don't mind having your heartstrings pulled a bit. Beautiful show.
Don't see it if you need elaborate sets to draw you into a play, or if you are a cold-hearted clod with no humanity. Everyone else should love it.
See it if you remember being a child or want to; you like stories about how important stories are; you like excellent acting and a good story.
Don't see it if you don't like LGBT themes, I guess. But you'll be missing out.