“Goodnight, Absalom!” Visits Milwaukee

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“Goodnight, Absalom!” Visits Milwaukee

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


It’s “GOODNIGHT, ABSALOM!”, the latest stage production from the Fox & Beggar Theater!

This surreal dark comedy fuses STREET THEATER, PUPPETRY, and CONTEMPORARY DANCE into a whimsical critique of American capitalism, performed out of our hand-painted pop-up solar-powered double-decker Vaudeville stage!

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Come catch a FREE performance on Thursday evening at Humboldt Park! Bring a friend!

Show starts at 7:30 and will run approximately 75 minutes with a short audience Q+A afterwards.

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Here’s the set-up:

In the fictional town of Absalom, a larger-than-life chess match is played between two sinister railroad barons. Their strange game moves through a series of vignettes — the Dance of the Pawns, the Dance of the Knights, the Dance of the Bishops, etc. — in which the unfortunate chess pieces find themselves being made to do battle inside a prison they do not fully understand. As the game progresses, the chess pieces begin to become cognizant of their bleak situation … and attempt to lead a rebellion against the game itself.

“Goodnight, Absalom!” is a surreal comedy about a plutocracy that has gamified modern life, obsessed with winning more and more wealth until the world’s resources are gone. The show fuses the Spaghetti Western genre with a barrage of Faulkner references, taking a look at a frighteningly polarized nation and questioning who might gain from keeping it divided, distracted, and disenfranchised.

A workshop production of Absalom was created as a two-week residency-in-quarantine last August at the Lookout Arts Quarry in Bellingham, WA.

Find the full tour schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/FoxandBeggar/events/


September 23
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park
3000 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207 United States
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