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God of Marz
June 2 @ 8:30 pm
Get ready for a journey to the “red planet” in this sexy, new comedy with a psychedelic twist. When two astronauts crash land on Mars, they discover life, and it’s not what we thought. Amid a host of delightfully politically-incorrect supernatural and iconic characters, the travelers attempt a perilous escape. A play full of laughs, original music, burlesque, dance and aerial arts, God of Marz is a sizzling sci-fi world all its own.
Created by Rachel A. Shaw with original music by Mark Lazeski. Glenn Girón directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Rachel Sheen, Ray Fanara, Laura Leigh Carroll, Adam Chisnall, Chandler Converse, and Linnea Gregg, with a special appearance by Chad Rosenthal (Bway: Mamma Mia!) as the Sandman.
“God of Marz has become a commentary on human pride, vanity, feminism and our need to feel important, because I think big egos (mine included) are funny,” stated playwright Rachel Shaw. “Setting the play in a space world with kooky characters, nightclub-style lighting and an original soundtrack inspired by “A Clockwork Orange” reflects the absurdity of today’s egocentric ideologies. It’s a wild ride!”
From Director Glenn Girón
“For me, theater is here to straighten out a community’s moral compass; sometimes by holding up a mirror to the audience, sometimes by showing them the lives of people they’d otherwise never take a moment to understand. I like a good farce because if there’s heart to it, you’re laughing, and laughing and then BOOM! A lesson; A question you never would have asked yourself, and your forced to wrestle with the answer. I think God of Marz asks some questions most wouldn’t stop to ask, and in my ‘adaptation’ I’m infusing some heart into it to keep the audience close to the characters while still working hard to maintain the fun, sexy, sarcastic vibe that the tech and the music and the dancing evokes! It’s a sexy, absurd riot! But one that hopefully makes ya think!”
Tickets for God of Marz are $35, $20 for students and seniors. For tickets and information, visit GodOfMarz.com.
The runtime is 75 minutes with no intermission.
God of Marz is presented by Red Planet Theater Company. Executive Producer: Tony Notarberardino (Film: “Erotic Dreams at the Chelsea Hotel”); Stage Manager: Kaitie Fann; Production Manager: Sean McGrath; Scenic Designer: John Shaw; Lighting Designer: Nick Chavin; Music: Mark Lazeski; Photography: Steve Zak; Poster Design: Bryan Ward; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.