The Awful Real Thing
iDiOM presents two new one-act comedies by local playwrights, played back-to-back with an intermission.
The Awful Real Thing, written and directed by Brian Toews, and The Velociraptor: A New Work by René Vohzé, written by R. Kent Taylor & Levi Friedman and directed by Brian Toews & Grayson Miller, perform Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 17–19 and 24–26. Tickets are $8.00 and are available online at Brown Paper Tickets, and at the door.
The Awful Real Thing (the ART) is a vulgar and violent farce about art and friendship. In a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest, failed writer Matt Tellerman celebrates his birthday alone, cutting himself off from all outside communication, but when his best friend Archie arrives bearing “a present,” all hell breaks loose.
The ART exposes the dark impulses of human nature by tempting a lonely writer to indulge his savage wants and commit something truly awful in order prove his self worth. With guns, knives and typewriters at the ready, you alone are held accountable for your own survival.
The Velociraptor (the V.) is the newest work from award winning playwright, René Vohzé. Critics are raving: “If you thought life had meaning, you need to see this play, because it doesn’t!”
Pierre St. Ives, former dance instructor at Julliard, says, “an incendiary commentary on corporate voyeurism, a critical critique on critics.”
Glenn Hergenhahn, Artistic Director at iDiOM Theater, declares the piece, “minimalist trash—I’m not sure what I was thinking… God help me.”
Prepare to be delighted, disgusted and utterly transformed as a human being!
Featuring many local players, these works offer a wild and wondrous night of NEW and BOLD theater. A world premiere like none other, The Awful Real Thing and The Velociraptor are sure to entertain.
(This show contains nudity, violence and adult language. For mature audiences only – viewer discretion is advised.)