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Sept. 10 - Oct. 10
Seattle’s Annex Theatre

1100 E. Pike Street
Seattle, WA


Infinity Live Productions presents
‘The Suitcase Festival’: A five-week festival of stellar touring shows from
around the World, featuring award-winning world-class productions
from across the U.S., Canada and Australia.
(See below for schedule details)

A different double-bill of theater, dance, puppetry, comedy, storytelling, magic, and experimental performance will grace Annex Theatre’s stage each weekend (Thurs.-Sat.) from Sept. 10 - Oct. 10.

All shows are at 8:00
Tickets: $10 Thurs, $15 Fri. & Sat
.
(One ticket is good for entry into both of that evening’s performances)

To buy advance tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/79394
or call Brown Paper Tickets at: 800.838.3006

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The Chocolate Prophet
(Toronto, Canada) presents:
‘Fear of a Brown Planet’

'Fear of a Brown Planet’ is one stand-up comedian’s tale of misadventures in the entertainment industry. This full-on assault on race relations, sexual disorientation, and career tribulations has garnered audience praise and rave reviews from coast-to-coast.

“…rips apart what we thought we knew about the western world and re-arranges it with intelligence and irony…the show is smart.”
CBC
“Funny, uncompromising and intelligent.”
Now Magazine
"Mind-blowingly funny...nice, loosely woven bit of storytelling...no stone is left unturned."
Montreal Mirror
“Unabashedly gutsy…one of the best comedic sets you will see anywhere.”
The Hour

Appearing Thurs - Sat, Sept. 10-12
Click here for full festival schedule



Chris Bange
(Seattle, WA) presents:
‘More Bange For Your Buck!’

In these uncertain economic times, prestidigitator Christopher Bange (‘Is This Your Duck?’, ‘The Red Nose’, ‘Have You Seen My Dog?’, ‘The Excursionists’) gives you ‘More Bange For Your Buck!’ Bange’s award-winning wizardry will bail out your boredom, banish your blues and buck up your bottom line. His hands are quicker than your funny bone and you will laugh until coins come out of your ears.

"Part mime, part comedian and part wizard.. Bange’s blend of physical comedy and magic means that even a simple sleight of hand can be hilarious or mystifying."
Winnipeg Sun
"An impeccable illusionist, Bange possesses a pair of pick-pocket fast hands. Seriously, Bange is so quick on the draw, I'm pretty sure he could survive a gunfight at the OK Corral!"
Uptown Magazine

Appearing Thurs - Sat, Sept. 10-12
Click here for full festival schedule



Bret Fetzer
(Seattle, WA) presents:
'‘Cigarettes and Chicken Coops -
Three American Fairy Tales’

Bret Fetzer has been writing and telling original contemporary fairy tales in Seattle for over 20 years, and he brings three of his latest and greatest to the stage for The Suitcase Festival. Bret’s stories take a uniquely American slant on the genre, set in a world half dust bowl, half Appalachia, where coal mines and cigarettes and sidewinders and trains become as strange and transformative as the castles and genies of the classics.

“(Fetzer's tales) have the wayward inevitability of 'real' folk tales, their contemporary overtones never merely knowing or cute but firmly rooted in the dark, rich mulch of myth."
Seattle Weekly
"Bret Fetzer engages the mind, telling odd fairy tales with such intrigue that his time on the stage seems to vanish in an instant."
The Stranger

Appearing Thurs - Sat, Sept. 17-19
Click here for full festival schedule



Mike Mathieu
(Bellingham, WA) presents:
‘Purple Heart’

An underdog private detective takes on big city lawyers, small town cronyism, and his own massive faults in this solo comedy-mystery-drama-thriller, written and performed by Mike Mathieu (The Cody Rivers Show).

"Mathieu uses a combination of drama, humor, and bizarre plot twists to manipulate the audience into confronting an ever-changing view of reality."
The Bellingham Herald

Appearing Thurs - Sat, Sept. 17-19
Click here for full festival schedule



That Girl Entertainment
(Melbourne, Australia) presents:
‘Grandpa Sol & Grandma Rosie: A Puppet Adventure Among the Aged and Infirm’

A young woman reluctantly takes a job in a retirement home, and discovers that there is more to aging than getting old. At 31, Jackie struggles to come to terms with her own mortality, seeking solace and wisdom from the home’s eclectic band of residents (played by six life-sized puppets) while old age bears down on her like a freight train.

This funny and poignant solo show won Best of Fest in Winnipeg (2009), an Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Puppetry (2008), was an Official Selection in Brisbane Arts Festival (2008), and sold out runs in Winnipeg, Melbourne and Edmonton.

website: www.thatgirlentertainment.com
Appearing Thurs - Sat, Sept. 24-26
Click here for full festival schedule



Schuchart & Rodero
(Milwaukee, WI) presents:
‘I Am for Now, Maybe Not Later’

Endearing, innovative, and unpredictable, Milwaukee-based dance duo, Monica Rodero and Dan Schuchart, bring their most popular work from the past five years to The Suitcase Festival. Wit and humor prevail in this dance driven show that slips between rocking out and being rocked to sleep.

"They make (dances) not only funny, but also touching and engaging to the eye...a couple with a sophisticated sense of form…insane and hilarious."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Through pure gesture and movement these skilled dancers give good art a good name. They can move big and they can condense humanity into a moment.”
John Munger, Minneapolis Dance Critic

Appearing Thurs -Sat, Sept. 24-26
Click here for full festival schedule



Andrew Connor
(Bellingham, WA) presents:
'Cyclosa Confusa’

Andrew Connor (The Cody Rivers Show) debuts his brand new spectacle-laden solo physical comedy, a turbulent mélange of peculiar fictions and tiny acrobatics.

"Extremely talented writer and performer Andrew Connor definitely gives you your money's worth."
New York Theatre
"Connor is a remarkably talented actor who jumps from characterization to characterization in a split second."
Minneapolis City Pages
"Connor switches between personalities with such believability and aplomb, you’d think there are six or seven people on stage...A versatile, witty and comically honest performer."
Vue Weekly
"The way Connor slams his scenes together with a relentless sense of rhythm sets the charge, and his virtuosic comic technique will leave you exploding with laughter."
The Georgia Straight

Appearing Thurs - Sat, Oct, 1-3
Click here for full festival schedule



Jonno Katz
(Melbourne, Australia) presents:
‘The Accident’
Directed by Jeremy Roske and Irene Sposetti

Sebastien cooks with his mind. Roy likes cheap chicken curry. This unexpected, unusual and unintended tale of two brothers is a captivating fusion of theatre, dance and comedy from one of Australia’s masters of solo theater.

2004, 2007 Winner Vancouver “Georgia Straight Pick of the Fringe”
2004 Winner Toronto “Pick of the Fringe”
2007 “Best Director” award Melbourne Short and Sweet Festival
2009 “Best Actor” award Angry Film Festival
2009 “Outstanding Solo Performance” Ottawa Fringe
2009 “Best of Fest” Winnipeg Fringe
2009 “Best male performer” Victoria Fringe
*SOLD OUT across Canada & Australia*

“...will have you laughing so hard you’ll spit on your neighbor.”
The Times-Colonist
“stunningly virtuosic performance, which combines intense emotionalism, wacky humour, deft miming and impressive physicality.”
Monday Magazine
"…packed with mime and dance and hilarity... the limber-limbed Katz is superb (watch for his depiction of an esophagus at work) and his show a self-contained delight."
Ottawa Citizen
“The Accident is laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully well-put together. Katz’s tour-de-force performance is stunning."

Indyish.com

www.epicworlds.com
Appearing Thurs - Sat, Oct, 1-3
Click here for full festival schedule



The Missoula Oblongata
(Baltimore, MD) presents:
‘The Moon, The Raccoon, The Hot Air Balloon’

The wild and intricate tale of an obese raccoon, her ghoulish trainer, and an allegedly Panamanian magician, whose lives collide at The World’s Fair. Will the raccoon ever be returned to the wild jungle? Will the magician ever recite a palindrome? Will the audience be given to justice, transgression, magic, or any combination of the three? The Moon, The Raccoon, The Hot Air Balloon sets out to evade these questions in favor of basic shadow puppetry, lots of word-play, and a grand finale.

The Missoula Oblongata creates original work that defies the conventions and constrictions of conventional contemporary theatre. The company's DIY approach to lighting, sound, and set creation combines refined performances with artfully assembled "found" design schemes which, in the words of The Edmonton Sun, "…transform the stage into a place of magic."

"Witty writing and sharp acting…a visual delight."
The Minneapolis City Pages
"Bizarrely frolicsome, cogently playful, sweetly surreal...quirky, but also exquisitely made and elegantly presented."

The Santa Fe Reporter
"The romance of vaudeville, the adrenaline of punk, and the playfulness of the Children's Television Workshop."
St. Louis Magazine

www.themissoulaoblongata.com
Appearing Thurs - Sat, Oct, 8-10
Click here for full festival schedule



The Nonsense Company
(Madison, WI) presents:
‘Storm Still’

In an abandoned schoolhouse three children perform an unsupervised rendition of King Lear while war rages in the world around them. An experimental piece that blurs the boundary between avant-garde music and experimental political theater.

“Artists to be reckoned with…hilariously funny and awesomely tragic at the same time.”
New York Theatre
"Masterful acting, impeccable timing, beautiful language and magical sound effects…It's hard to keep your eyes or ears off it. Must see!"
Twin Cities Pioneer Press
"Razor-sharp dissections of youth, power, and purpose.... If you ever thought your therapist was a fool, wait until you see this."

The Onion

Appearing Thurs - Sat, Oct, 8-10
Click here for full festival schedule


••• The Suitcase Festival Schedule •••

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets:
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/79394
or call
800.838.3006
(A double bill of two different shows will perform each night.
One ticket gains admission to both shows in a single evening.)

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Fear of a Brown Planet' by The Chocolate Prophet
‘More Bange For Your Buck!’
by Chris Bange

Show details:
Thurs - Sat, Sept. 10-12
All shows at 8:00pm
(Doors at 7:30pm)
$10 Thurs
$15 Fri & Sat

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‘Cigarettes and Chicken Coops - Three American Fairy Tales’ by Bret Fetzer
‘Purple Heart’
by Mike Mathieu

Show details:
Thurs - Sat, Sept. 17-19
All shows at 8:00pm
(Doors at 7:30pm)
$10 Thurs
$15 Fri & Sat

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‘Grandpa Sol & Grandma Rosie: A Puppet Adventure Among the Aged and Infirm'
by That Girl Entertainment
‘I Am for Now, Maybe Not Later’
by Schuchart & Rodero

Show details:
Thurs - Sat, Sept. 24-26
All shows at 8:00pm
(Doors at 7:30pm)
$10 Thurs
$15 Fri & Sat

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'Cyclosa Confusa' by Andrew Connor
‘The Accident’
by Jonno Katz

Show details:
Thurs - Sat, Oct. 1-3
All shows at 8:00pm
(Doors at 7:30pm)
$10 Thurs
$15 Fri & Sat

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‘The Moon, The Raccoon, The Hot Air Balloon’ by The Missoula Oblongata
‘Storm Still’
by The Nonsense Company

Show details:
Thurs - Sat, Oct. 8-10
All shows at 8:00pm
(Doors at 7:30pm)
$10 Thurs
$15 Fri & Sat

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