Meaningless Brings Ancient Wisdom to FRIGID Fringe Festival
One-person show fuses humor and dark existentialism into a singular, artful performance the world needs now.
|February 15-March 5, 2023 at UNDER St. Marks|
How do we find meaning in an upside-down world? What actions should we take? Do our efforts even matter? Meaningless presents the unedited, uncensored, ancient book of Ecclesiastes in a one-act, one-person performance packed with timeless riddles and timely wisdom. The show makes its New York City debut in a limited run from February 15-March 5 as part of the FRIGID Fringe Festival.
From wine to wealth, concubines to snake charming, Meaningless examines the meaning of everything under the sun. This modern presentation of a 2,000-year-old meditation on the human experience weaves the universal themes of wisdom, foolishness, pleasure, and suffering into an unforgettable live performance that is at once funny, pensive, and tragic.
Meaningless is performed by Oklahoma City-based actor Rodney Brazil and directed by Emily Etherton. Rodney Brazil is a writer, director, performer, and producer. Original works as a playwright include All My Ex-Boyfriends are Gay, Worthy Causes, The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit, and Naked Brunch, which streamed live at the 2020 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival. “Meaningless” comes to NYC after touring the United States in 2022, with stops in Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Omaha, and Oklahoma City.
WHO: Performed by Rodney Brazil
Directed by Emily Etherton
Adapted from the Book of Ecclesiastes by Rodney Brazil & Emily Etherton
6:30 p.m. Friday, February 17
8:10 p.m. Thursday, February 23
3:40 p.m. Saturday, February 25
12:20 p.m. Saturday, March 4
5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5
WHERE: UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Pl. New York, NY 10009
HOW MUCH: Single tickets are $25
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes
SHOW WEBSITE: https://meaningless.live/
VIDEO TRAILER: https://youtu.be/VbY7woLCCCk
Rodney Brazil is an Oklahoma City-based, writer, director, performer, and producer. Original works as a playwright include All My Ex-Boyfriends are Gay, Worthy Causes, The Ultra-Conservative Theatre Summit, and Naked Brunch, which streamed live at the 2020 Theatre Crude Fringe Festival. He co-wrote several works produced by Next Stage including Clipped!, Fresh Meet, and The Hit of Pinch City. He made his festival debut performing in Beneath the Zipper at Chicago Fringe in 2012. You can watch his 2015 talk from TEDxOU discussing why live theatre is vital for communities on YouTube.
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