Mikeah Jennings. Promotional photo for Pig Iron Theatre Company's I Promised Myself to Live Faster. Photo by Jason Rothenberg.
Conceived by Co-Artistic Director Dito van Reigersberg and directed by Dan Rothenberg, I Promised Myself to Live Faster builds on Pig Iron Theatre Company's longtime fascination with characters that live on the margins of society. Inspired by the aesthetic of theater legend Charles Ludlam, founder of Greenwich Village's Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Live Faster refers to the scripted style of film melodramas, with their heightened stakes and heated, over-the-top conflicts. The play also features drag and camp to indulge and undercut the intensity of the actors' emotion, and to ask larger questions about the transgressive power of drag in pop culture today.
Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Live Faster opens in Philadelphia at FringeArts with a preview show on May 22. See below for the full schedule, and visit the FringeArts website to purchase tickets.
Friday, May 22, 8 p.m. (Preview)
Saturday, May 23, 8 p.m. (Opening)
Sunday, May 24, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 24, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27, 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 28, 8 p.m.
Friday, May 29, 6 p.m.
Friday, May 29, 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m.