MUY VERY AUTHENTICO
at Open Eye Figure Theater
December 5 - 15 2013
Conceived and directed by Jon Ferguson
Created with the ensemble
Muy Very Authentico is a wild and madcap, accidental-adventure story exploring the modern dilemma of distraction and our never-ending search for meaning, happiness and the authentic experience. The story of three American tourists, a broken down travel agency, and a married couple gone rogue in the Mexico machine. What’s real, what’s not and what’s authentic?
Developed using Theatre Forever’s signature blend of mischief, misbehavior and dynamic and visual story telling, this original new work by Jon Ferguson and the ensemble is hilarious, irreverent, ridiculous and magically transformative.
Muy Very Authentico ensemble includes Theatre Forever company members Katie Kaufmann and Allison Witham, with Lauren Rae Anderson, Francisco Benavides, Charlotte Calvert, Alex Hathaway, Kalen Keir, Brant Miller and Jason Rojas. With design by Sky Brooks, Peter Baker and Merritt Rodriquez, and production assistance from Ashton Schneider and Logan Ditz Baum.
Featuring traditional and original songs performed by Kalen Keir, Francisco Benavides, Jason Rojas, Alex Hathaway and the ensemble.
"...visual poetry exists alongside the profane... Theatre Forever captures a full range of human expression"
- Chris Garza, HowlRound
"Absurdist to the core… among the most genuinely heartwarming shows in the current flurry of holiday productions."
- Ed Huyck, City Pages
"…childlike in its generosity of imagination; in its sincerity of emotion; and in its thrall to humor involving butts, dicks, and boobs."
- Jay Gabler, Vita.MN
“This show is ridiculous fun - nutty performances by all!...great to have Theatre Forever at Open Eye.”
- Susan Haas
"…a great night at the theater - I did at one point laugh until my stomach muscles ached."
- Ellen Fenster
"…creative, hilarious, and delightfully irreverent."
- Ann Nelson
"…made my belly and face hurt from all the yucks. I'll be thinking about it for a good while."
- Michael Fell
"What a fantastic show! I loved it so much”
- Scott Pakudaitis
"Muy Very Authentico is very very good! Go go go.”
- Chase Burns
ALL IMAGES: BILL CAMERON