Dito van Reigersberg. Promotional photo for Pig Iron Theatre Company's I Promised Myself to Live Faster. Photo by Jason Rothenberg.
Philadelphia's own Pig Iron Theatre Company premieres I Promised Myself to Live Faster at the prestigious Humana Festival in Louisville, KY. Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Live Faster builds on Pig Iron's longtime fascination with characters that live on the margins of society.
Tim's out trolling for a good time when an order of intergalactic nuns charge him with a quest: retrieve the Holy Gay Flame from the clutches of the evil emperor to save the race of Homosexuals and restore the balance of power in the universe. But when he's captured by the fabulously androgynous Ah-Ni, Tim's chances look bleak. Infused with a Charles Ludlam-esque theatricality and a delirious sci-fi sensibility, Live Faster paints a 21st-century allegory of epic proportions. (For mature audiences.)
Directed by Dan Rothenberg; text by Gregory S. Moss and Pig Iron Theatre Company; conceived and created by Pig Iron Theatre Company. March 27–April 12, 2015 at the Victor Jory Theatre.