Posted by Bob Evans
MAXIMUM VERBOSITY presents
a multimedia storytelling show by phillip andrew bennett low
recorded stream as part of the 2021 Kansas City Fringe Festival
Contact: phillip andrew bennett low, Producer
“Who wants reality? I can get that for free. That’s the whole point. I kind of have to.”
What happens when human folly runs face-first into apocalypse? Stolen placentas, political genies, sad puppies, Elder Gods, cryogenically frozen comedians…welcome to this year’s grotesque anthology of comic horror, with no mention whatsoever of a certain ancient Greek philosopher.
WARNING: contains profanity, gunshots, graphic descriptions of violent and sexual acts, and a wildly inappropriate spirit of levity.
phillip andrew bennett low is a Chinese-American playwright and poet, storyteller and mime, theatre critic and libertarian activist. His solo performances have won acclaim from Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York to LA — even as far as Melbourne, Australia. He was the co-founder of the Rockstar Storytellers (a supergroup of bestselling Twin Cities spoken-word artists), founder and producer of the touring theatre troupe Maximum Verbosity, and founder and host of the country’s only open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction, The Not-So-Silent Planet, and its associated podcast. He has published two humor collections, Indecision Now! and Get Thee Behind Me, Santa.
PRAISE FOR “ON THE CONCEPT OF IRONY”
“phillip performs all these stories with his usual rapid-fire aplomb, torrents of words spilling out of his mouth till the audience is almost dizzy from the input of so much language into their brains. But what a treat to be asked to think, and think quickly, about how you feel about any of the characters in these situations. low doesn’t spoonfeed the audience a particular point of view as he recounts the stories. You have to make up your own mind as to how off-kilter you think some of these people’s moral centers are and who, if anyone, you’re rooting for in these scenarios.”
– Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek
available July 18-August 1
recorded stream at kcfringe.org
Tickets are $10. Multi-show passes available.
Tickets can be purchased through the Kansas City Fringe website.