Genre: Comedy
Jeffrey Jay Fowler

Mythophobic Productions in association with FringeNYC presents Hope is the saddest, a heartbreaking comedy about three people lost somewhere in the outer skirts of reality, by Jeffrey Jay Fowler. Direct from their run at the National Arts Festival of South Africa, Hope is the saddest was the winner of the ‘Best Theatre Award’ at the 2012 Perth Fringe Festival, and winner of the ‘Best Production Award’ in 2007 at The Blue Room in Perth.

Theo is the most confused. Marion is the loneliest. But Hope is the saddest. Hope is the saddest is a bright black comedy with tells the story of three loners whose lives crash together in a pool of blood. Hope is a Dolly Parton fan, set to make the world a better place. Theo is a lonely gay would-be inventor. Marion recently inherited money, and moved out of the suitcase she grew up in.

Called “Witty and Profound” by The Sunday Times, and a “Beautiful Gem” by the South African National Arts Festival, Hope is the saddest was the winner of the Best Theatre Award at the 2012 Perth Fringe Festival, winner of the 2007 Blue Room Best Production Award, and the 2008 Equity Award for Best Newcomer (Michelle Robin Anderson). The first incarnation was a monologue performed at the Artragefestival 2006 as part of Shorts and Solos.

About the Company: Mythophobic Productions

Mythophobic Productions an independent theatre company from Western Australia whose aim is to support the work of key artist Jeffrey Jay Fowler. Mythophobic's work is made for the audience, serving the general public and artists alike. It is fun, thought-provoking and subversive.

Playwright and Director Jeffrey Jay Fowler has written and directed Hope is the Saddest, Earth, Zen’s Red Mouth, The Rusalka Thread, and Duck, Duck, Goose!, all of which have been performed to critical acclaim in Australia. He has a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Arts from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Performance from Edith Cowan University at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. He has worked as an assistant director with Black Swan State Theatre Company and Deckchair Theatre Company. He was also the composer and one of the key writers and devisers on the show Afterwards We'll Go Away, which premiered at Artrage in 2005 and went to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2006 under the name Motor City Blues.

Open:   08/12/12
Close:   08/24/12

Sun. 8/12 @ 4:30pm
Sat. 8/18 @ 5:15pm
Sun. 8/19 @ 7:45pm
Wed. 8/22 @ 2:00pm
Fri. 8/24 @ 7:00pm
Theater:   La Mama (first Floor Theater)
Address:   74A E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Company: Mythophobic Productions         Official Web Site: www.jeffreyjayfowler.com/reviews.html