Tuesday, 26 August 2014

JARRY UNCHAINED must see production at the third Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam

by Sin Sin Collective

Friday 12th September 20:00
Saturday 13th September 20:00
& Sunday 14th September 15:00

at De Vondelbunker, Vondelpark 8a, Amsterdam
Set in his Paris garret on the last day of his life, Jarry Unchained is a new play by Sin Sin Collective celebrating the life, work and significance of Alfred Jarry (1873 -1907).
The academic, Professor Achras, leads us into Jarry’s life and significance via Jarry’s Time Machine and the power of Pataphysics Jarry’s baffling ‘science of imaginary solutions’. Jarry is visited on his deathbed by many of the characters from his distinctive cannon. The play deals with the artist’s dilemma of using his own life and even misfortunes as creative fuel celebrating the glory of Jarry’s creative tour de force, and is seamlessly interwoven with still fresh and hilarious characters and scenes adapted from Jarry’s plays Ubu Roi, Ubu Cuckolded and Ubu Enchained.
A key figure in fin de siècle Paris, Alfred Jarry was a Bohemian author, self-destructive hedonist and seminal influence in the development of Absurdism, Dada and The Surreal. This precocious artist, and rigorous eccentric was constructing cardboard costumes and having his characters exclaim ‘Shite’ on the Paris stage of the 1890s. ‘After us the savage God’ wrote Yeats having attended the infamous opening night riot of Ubu Roi. In the words of Jarry himself, ‘Screw good taste’.
Sin Sin Collective’s new play is a pan-media, pan-genre exploration of their subject. The result is a kaleidoscope of Theatrical and Musical styles blending Modern Theatre Dance, Improvisation, Comedy, Animation, Mask, live music and spectacular stage effects into a single narrative.
Supported by gorgeous music & visuals, virtuoso dance performances and an accomplished cast this is a must see production.

Cast & Credits

Mark Christoph Klee -  Alfred Jarry
Dorothy Heady-Carroll - La Fée Verte/Ruby
Ton Haas - Professor Achras
Roberto Bacchilega - Pa Ubu
Sam Heady - Ma Ubu/Babette/Demon
Daniel Rakish – Palcontent/Pablo Picasso
Erik van Wees - The Conscience
Lorna Buckley – Demon
Silvia Terribili – Demon
Claudio Sanzana – Lighting
Martin Millband – Max Jacob/Guitar/Sound Engineer
Martin Carroll – Ukulele/Visuals/Music Composer
David Rothschild – Euphonium/Trombone
Gino Calenda – Design
Wisefire – Additional Music
Set Design – Tatteljee
Written by Sin Sin
Directed by Sam Heady


Meet the Dancers

Interview with The Director


Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME at De Vondelbunker Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September

Sin Sin Collective presents
by Samuel Beckett

‘Use your head, can't you, use your head. You're on earth, there's no cure for that!’
at De Vondelbunker
Friday 13 September at 20:30

Saturday 14 September at 20:30
& Matinee on Sunday 15 September at 15:00

Samuel Beckett’s darkly comic masterpiece originallypremiered in 1957 and portrays an apocalyptic vision. This production is presented in the haunting location of De Vondelbunker, a nuclear fallout shelter built in 1947 under the bridge in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark
with Carlos Trafic as Hamm, Roberto Bacchilega as Clov,
Claudio Sanzana as Nagg & Silvia Terribili as Nelldirected by Sam Heady
De Vondelbunker is located at Vondelpark 8ª, under the bridge with tram 3 rumbling overhead. Admission to this, and all events of The FreeFringe Festival Amsterdam, is free of charge.
We are grateful to Stichting Nulpunt and Cultural Collective Schijnheilig for their support.
See the festival website for full details of the Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam programme which runs from 5 – 15 September, 2013
Photos by Tatjana Todorovic

An entertaining evening of Theatre shorts & sketches, animation and music 

Monthly Salon Theatre in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District

Masked play in 3 Acts 
 ‘This is Pik & this is Bod Long fallen from the grace of God It would be difficult to find Two scoundrels more devious of mind . . .’
Bela, the sinister storyteller, weaves a timeless tale of two nincompoops of the highest order, whose sneaky schemes and dastardly doings wreak havoc wherever they roam.
Pik and Bod are sneaky little men struggling to find the angle, constantly looking for the loophole, resentful to the cores of their beings.  Their names are slang for ‘prick’ in Dutch and Irish respectively. They will stop at nothing to put one over on the world but their every attempt ends in dismal failure. Ultimately they destroy the only thing they have in the world – one another. 
With Live music is by The Minions 

PIK & BOD RIDE AGAIN is a dark comedy, a contemporary morality play with roots deep in the Irish idiom, in trans-cultural Theatre traditions, in mask, and song. 
“So guard your chattels, here they come 
Our agents of Pandemonium . . .”

TO THE WORM THERE IS NO UNDERGROUNDSin Sin's pageant for an audience that is there to dance tells the story of The Illustrated Man through original songs, projected animation, dance, beats, mask and a giant puppet.

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