The Big Bad Funtime Bash: Five Years of LRS

It’s that time of year again: days are getting shorter and colder, but it’s warm and bright inside the annual LRS party!

This year the party, The Big Bad Funtime Bash, celebrates our fifth anniversary. Five years of making provocative, incendiary original performance in Philadelphia. This party will celebrate our trickster spirit by indulging all things bad. Let yourself be a little naughty this year and join us on Monday, December 11th from 6-9pm at the Maas Building. 

Details and tickets: Click here!

Featuring performances by Salty Brine, Isaac Oliver, Jess Conda, and the cast of “Unformed Consent.” Plus Magic Mike bartenders, deviant spiritual guides, prizes from Groundswell Greetings, KG Strong, Good King Tavern, and more. Live auction prizes include roundtrip train fare to New York City to enjoy dinner at Morimoto before seeing “The Lucky Ones” produced by Ars Nova.

All funds raised at the Big Bad Funtime Bash will support our continued development on “Unformed Consent.” Help us continue to make this timely, socially important work!

We’ll see you there!

~Alice, Katie, Scott, and Mason

 

LRS dances in FringeA-Thon

Now that the space dust from Sans Everything has settled, we’re back in the studio hard at work on a new show. To support this effort, LRS is participating in FringeArt’s community-wide dance marathon fundraising effort. This Saturday, May 20th, we’ll be at the Blue Cross River Rink dancing our “art” out. Sponsor Scott and Mason as they shake their tail feathers for Lightning Rod Special! Click the DONATE NOW button below…

 

 

HOW IT WORKS:
⚡️ For every donation we receive, LRS takes home 75% and FringeArts receives 25% to continue supporting artists like us.

⚡️ Scott and Mason will be dancing starting at 5pm. For every $50 donated, each will dance for 1 hour. Our goal is to keep them dancing for SIX HOURS.

⚡️ Want to get in on the action? Register to join our dance team HERE. Click “individual dancer” and then choose LIGHTNING ROD SPECIAL under “join a team”. Your $25 registration fee is donated to LRS and while you’re welcome to raise/donate more than that, there’s no pressure!

⚡️ Show up at BlueCross RiverRink on Saturday May 20th at 5pm. Wear yellow (like a lightning bolt) or your Lightning Rod Special tee-shirt if you’ve got one (we’ll be selling them there, too).

⚡️ Questions? Shoot us an email.

SANS EVERYTHING Approaches

Yesterday we began rehearsals on SANS EVERYTHING, our collaboration with Strange Attractor three years in the making.

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We sat on the floor of the Red Horse Studio discussing characters, reading the script, and talking about our goals for the show. We’ve been reading Antonin Artaud’s “No More Masterpieces” essay, chatting with Artificial Intelligence experts, trying desperately to reach a Luddite (NOT EASY), and prepping for a busy week of collective actions. (More below)

We’ve got three jam-packed weeks of rehearsals before the show goes up. Stay tuned here for an inside look: Sunday begins our LIVE WIRE guest blogger series.

SANS EVERYTHING

LIGHTNING ROD SPECIAL + STRANGE ATTRACTOR

FEBRUARY 9, 8PM

FEBRUARY 10, 8PM AND 10:30PM

FEBRUARY 11, 2PM AND 8PM 

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SAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 5, 2016

Join us for…

EVERYTHING SPECTACULAR

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Another transcendent LRS extravaganza in support of the premiere of SANS EVERYTHING, coming to FringeArts in February of 2017. Expect all the things you love about an LRS party–dancing, music, libations, raffle prizes–all wrapped up in a Monday happy hour package. Save that date!

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A Lacerating Comedy

Do you have your tickets for “Underground Railroad Game” yet? Buy them HERE and buy them now.

Jenn and Scott’s incendiary piece just received its first RAVE review (though we are sure it won’t be its last). Ben Brantley says the show “manages to be, in the year 2016, shocking in ways that “Dutchman,”LeRoi Jones’s surreal 1964 play about a black man’s encounter with a white woman on a subway, must have been 50-some years ago.”

If you think you’ve seen this piece before, think again.

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Off-Broadway, here we come!

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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME makes its NYC premiere next month!

Jenn and Scott, along with director Taibi Magar, have been working tirelessly to push the limits of this provocative show for its New York premiere. In addition to an entirely new staging for the Ars Nova space, be prepared for new scenes, and a more in-depth exhibition of the antebellum slave doll on loan from Theaster Gates and the ReBuild Foundation.

We are beyond excited for URG to be presented at Ars Nova, the alma mater of “Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” which has its Broadway opening soon, and artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda. They are a passionate and dedicated company… not to mention wicked good at corn hole.

Ars Nova is a 99-seat theatre and we have a limited, four-week run so don’t wait around another minute to get your tickets. Some performances are already sold out (SERIOUSLY!!). The show runs nightly September 13-October 15th except for Sundays.

Tickets to performances at Ars Nova are $35 but there are discounts codes available if you’re buying early. Week one tickets can be purchased for $15 using the code “GOHAWKS” and week two tickets are $25 with the code “SLURPEE”.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE