|Who Would Be King
| Open: 03/16/17 Close: 04/01/17
Liars & Believers
Who Would Be King
An Ars Nova Fling
March 16 – April 1, 2017 at Theatre 511
Liars & Believers (LAB) presents Who Would Be King from March 16 – April 1, 2016 at Theater 511, 511 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Performances: at 8pm. Tickets are $20-25 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/967389.
Performance Schedule and Ticketing:
Opening Weekend: March 16,17,18 at 8pm: Tickets: $20
March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 April 1 at 8pm: Tickets: $25
Violence and betrayal, angels and prophets, villains and kings...and chickens. Who rises to rule and how far will he fall in the clown kingdom of Who Would Be King? This epic production by Liars & Believers swings from absurd buffoonery to high tragedy, with kinetic physicality, silliness, swords, and a live synthwave score. Conceived and directed by Jason Slavick, music & lyrics by Jay Mobley, written by the LAB Ensemble, created by Liars & Believers. The show runs 90 minutes (no intermission) with live music, clowning, physical theatre, and swordplay.
“...the buffoonery is delightful... ingenious score... fight choreography is stellar.... Liars and Believers make this challenging journey from the sunny to the sinister with impressive ease.” – The Arts Fuse
“It’s gorgeous, immersive, ambient spectacle.... Who Would Be King is a silly, subversive show with something profound at its core, a sharp wit and a big heart...”
– The New Worcester Spy
“Liars and Believers draws once again on their bulging theatrical tool kit.... This is a show with a heart, a mind, and red plastic noses all around.” – Edge Media Network
“…a re-mixed trove of biblical tales told in a compelling and timeless way with great humor, and great humanity.” – NE Theatre Geek
Who Would Be King began with a workshop presentation on May 18, 2015 and a staged reading on September 2, 2015, both at OBERON in Cambridge, MA It officially premiered at OBERON in Cambridge, MA in November 2015, then played at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September 2016.
Liars & Believers creates original live shows with music, movement, mask, puppet, video, clown, live bands, aerialists … pretty much anything we can get our hands on. We tell stories that explore what it means to be human in this world we share. Collaborating with audiences and artists of all kinds, we create theatrical works that invite you to open your heart, challenge your mind, and feast your senses. http://www.liarsandbelievers.com/
“…the region’s most experimental and visionary artists.” — BOSTON SURVIVAL GUIDE