Befuddled 101
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:59 am EST 01/12/19

Befuddled 101
Guaranteed, sure-fire life-hacks for sanity and survival in these uncertain times.
(no refunds)

Performances February 7 through February 16
Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm
Sunday Matinee February 10 @ 2pm

The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave at Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Tickets $30 on sale at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1004060
or by calling 866-811-4111.

Rodney Umble as The Monologist
Lexi Orphanos as The Stage Manager
Monica Furman as The Russian Translator
Written and Directed by Rob Reese

Monologist Max Silver is jolted from his mundane existence into a schizophrenic Max Headroom style dystopia. An immediate intersection of his parental resentments, his painful breakup, a deficient understanding of American politics, Russian history, artistic manifestos, and every bit of media he’s ever consumed result in a hilariously failed journey of self-discovery.

A manic, multi-media event featuring vodka shots, spit takes, vaudeville dance, and wholesale theft from established artists.
Join Max as he endures breakneck cue-calling and biting criticism by his antagonistic Stage Manager Laventry Beria, and incomprehensible heckling by Ivan The Translator.

Befuddled 101 was previously mounted in the 2017 Spotlight On Festival at The Wild Project,NYC under the title:
101 Reasons to Thank Your God for Donald J Trump, Vladimir J Putin, and My Dad who’s a Dick

“I want to throw a bucket of Ritalin on your show!”
Jennifer Laine Williams, AEA Actor and Audience Member

“Wow that was super weird! But hilarious and fun!”

Tom Lea, Sportsman and Audience Member

“A weird and fun thing to go see. ART!”
Køvvånng, Conceptual Artist and Audience Member

Amnesia Wars Productions creates original theatrical shows and events combining comedy, music, movement, media, and high levels of theatricality. This “solo show” style performance is the latest in a line of genre parodies mounted by the company including the vaudeville theology Yahweh’s Follies (Ars Nova, NYC); the sci fi adventure Keanu Reeves Saves The Universe (The PIT, The Red Room, NYC; The Basement Theater Auckland, NZ); The reality war-movie satire Survivor: Vietnam! (The PIT, NYC, Published in Plays and Playwrights 2004). Amnesia Wars’ avant-garde adaptation of Frankenstein was published in Playing With Canons and has been performed across the US as well as in England and Malaysia. Amnesia Wars has also performed and taught improvisational theater across the United States as well as Zimbabwe, The Netherlands, France, Germany, and the UK.

The Brick is located at 579 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, visit www.bricktheater.com. The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.

Winner of THE 2009 CAFFE CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD, The Brick is Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s destination for subversive theatrical experiences. Home to the critically acclaimed premieres of Bouffon Glass Menajoree (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (NY IT Award Winner—Outstanding Play), Greed: A Musical Love $tory (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Musical), Red Cloud Rising, Theatre of the Arcade and Suspicious Package (NY IT Award Nominee—Outstanding Play), The Brick has hosted some of downtown theater’s most innovative artists, including Young Jean Lee, The Debate Society, Little Lord, Nellie Tinder, Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Jason Grote, Annie Baker, The Mad Ones and Thomas Bradshaw.

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