-the simple simples-

 

 

Created & directed by

  • JOHN GILKEY

 

created & performed by :

 

music by :

 

"The Simple Simples is nuts, and I love it... the characters’ mix of sincerity and stupidity transcends comedy to reveal some very basic, brutal truths about human nature. This is the kind of comedy we don’t get enough of." 

~STAGE RAW.

linguistic bombastics and balletic slapstick finds its emotional core in each performer’s willingness to take off their mask and reveal their all­ too ­raw, all too ­personal innards 

~FLAUNT


Playing with language, the absurd, dance, and physical comedy in a variety show gone awry, The Simple Simples navigate the science of imaginary solutions, inviting the audience to accompany them to and from deep pools of pleasurable uncertainty.

An experience akin to reaching into a bag forever, or perhaps diving into the shallow end. Even more specifically, this show will be like finding out your grandma was hot.

No promises will be made and yet some will be broken. We fully expect audience members to leave with the sensation of having walked on a very poorly maintained hiking trail but with greater understanding of what watching TV outside while eating flat donuts is like. If you've never had the feeling of getting CPR from your best friend's sister, here is your chance. Don't miss out on the show everyone will be using as a transitional conversation piece. Like fruit loops. Exactly like fruit loops. Fruit loops, fruit loops, fruit loops, ad infinitum.


PRODUCTION HISTORY

December 10-12, 2015 - Basic Flowers
February 5, 2016 – High Voltage at Electric Lodge VENICE, CA
March 21, 2016 - Comedy Central Stage
June 4-25 2016 - The Hollywood Fringe Festival
July 22-23 2016 – As part of The Neo Kitchen Fest and other performances around CHICAGO, IL


 
 
 
 
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