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Preview: Guns and Chickens

By Rick Pender · May 26th, 2009 · Fringe

CCM acting professor k. Jenny Jones and 20 of her students have put together a good old-fashioned story. Actor Taylor Scruggs says, “We wanted to create something to reflect the Chekovian acting method which we’re learning in class.” (Micha Chekov, a legendary acting teacher, was the nephew of playwright Anton.) “But it’s not a class doing a show.

It’s a group of people — creators — doing a show.”

Guns and Chickens is a timeless tale, a multi-cultural re-imagining of the Everyman morality epic. The group channels the protagonist through multiple characters and abstract movement, using song, dance comedy and tragedy. Actors play people, ideas and props in an allegory intended to spark the imagination and touch the heart.

Performed at Know Theatre May 27, 29 and 30 and June 2 and 6 (see map of Fringe venues here)



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