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“Man Saved By Condiments” at the NY Frigid Festival!

Theatre Arlo is bringing to Man Saved By Condiements! (written by MST3k and Cinematic Titanic star Mary Jo Pehl) to  New York City for the NY Frigid Festival from February 23rd to March 4th!

Man Saved By Condiments! is a comedy of survival based on a true story (no, really) of a man, trapped for almost five days after crashing his car, who survives on nothing but hope. And condiments. And Faith Hill. Starring Tim Uren (10,000 Comic Books, Macbeth: the Video Game Remix, Curse of Yig) and directed by Bill Stiteler (THACO, Macbeth: the Video Game Remix, music video for Re: Your Brains).

Performances are at the Red Room Theater, on 85 East 4th St in the Bowery.

Dates and times:

  • Thu Feb 23rd: 9:30 PM
  • Sat Feb 25th: 11:00 PM
  • Sun Feb 26th: 3:30 PM
  • Tue Feb 28th: 6:30 PM
  • Fri Mar 2nd: 11:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 3rd: 9:30 PM
The venue is a 32 seater*, so we recommend reserving your seats quickly by clicking here, or on the SmartTix button below.

Click here to buy tickets to sample small show via smarttix.com

And here’s the trailer for the show:

*The Red Room Theater is on the third floor of the building, which does not have an elevator and is not wheelchair accessible. Our apologies.

PowerPoint Karaoke Trailer

This little video gives you a taste of what PowerPoint Karaoke is like! Catch us next Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm!

PowerPoint Karaoke for February 2012!

PowerPoint Karaoke LogoPowerPoint Karaoke returns on February 7th, 2012 at 7pm at the BLB! Watch four presenters take on a PowerPoint they’ve never seen and which makes no sense.

Hosted by Sharon Stiteler (the Birdchick), our presenters for February are:

And as our special guest judges: Kevin Murphy (RiffTrax, MST3k) and Ian Punnett (MyTalk 107.1)!
Tickets for PPK are $6-12 (pay-what-you-want-in-that-range). You can reserve your tickets by calling 612.825.8949 or reserve online using Brown Paper Tickets.

NYC Frigid Festival tickets now on sale

Hey all, just a quick update to let you know that tickets for Man Saved By Condiments! at the NYC Frigid Festival are now on sale.

Performances are at the Red Room Theater, on 85 East 4th St in the Bowery.

Dates and times:

  • Thu Feb 23rd: 9:30 PM
  • Sat Feb 25th: 11:00 PM
  • Sun Feb 26th: 3:30 PM
  • Tue Feb 28th: 6:30 PM
  • Fri Mar 2nd: 11:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 3rd: 9:30 PM
The venue is a 32 seater*, so we recommend reserving your seats quickly by clicking here, or on the SmartTix button below.

Click here to buy tickets to sample small show via smarttix.com

 

*The Red Room Theater is on the third floor of the building, which does not have an elevator and is not wheelchair accessible. Our apologies.

Man Saved By Condiments! and PowerPoint Karaoke!

Holy crap are things busy over here in Arlotown! First up we’ve got our next theatrical production: Man Saved By Condiments! written by Mary Jo Pehl (MST3k, Cinematic Titanic). It’s based on a true story (no, really) of a man, trapped for almost five days after crashing his car, who survives on nothing but hope. And condiments. And Faith Hill. Starring Tim Uren (10,000 Comic Books, Macbeth: the Video Game Remix, Curse of Yig) and directed by Bill Stiteler (THACO, Macbeth: the Video Game Remix).

Presented at the Bryant-Lake Bowl for four performances only the week between Christmas and New Years:

Tickets are $12/$10 with a 2011 MN Fringe button. You can reserve your tickets by calling 612.825.8949 or reserve online using the links above (discounts not available with online reservation). See this one before we take it to the NYC Frigid Festival!
PowerPoint Karaoke Logo

The other big news is that PowerPoint Karaoke returns Tuesday January 3rd at 7:00 pm, also at the BLB! Watch four presenters take on a PowerPoint they’ve never seen and which makes no sense. Our presenters for January are:
And returning as our special guest judges: Trace Beaulieu (MST3k, Cinematic Titanic) and Bill Corbett (MST3k, RiffTrax)
Tickets for PPK are $12/$10 with a 2011 MN Fringe button or CONvergence badge/merchandise. You can reserve your tickets by calling 612.825.8949 or reserve online using Brown Paper Tickets. Note: you can only get the discounted price by calling the BLB or buying tickets at the door.

PowerPoint Karaoke for December 2011

 

PowerPoint Karaoke LogoTheatre Arlo presents PowerPoint Karaoke! Four people take the stage to give a PowerPoint presentation. The only problem is the presenters have never seen it before, and the slides are complete nonsense!

Featuring Ari Hoptman, Phillip Andrew Bennet Low, Joseph Scrimshaw, and Sharon Stiteler with special guest judges Trace Beaulieu and Bill Corbett! (Additional presenters to be announced shortly!)

One night only! Saturday, December 3rd at 9:30pm (doors at 9pm) at the Bryant-Lake Bowl! Tickets are $12, or $10 with a 2011 MN Fringe Button or a CONvervgence badge/branded merch. Call (612) 825-8949  for reservations or buy online!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Saved By Condiments! Kickstarter Project

 

Click to watch the trailer and explanation of the project (Goes to Kickstarter. Photo by Craig VanDerSchaegen.) 

Our next show is called Man Saved By Condiments! It’s a play based on the true story of a man whose car went off a bridge, broke his hip, and survived for five days by eating snow and the packets of condiments he found under his seat. As the hours go by and he struggles to keep himself awake by talking to himself, yelling at NPR, and making friends with squirrels, he goes a little crazy. It’s a comedy about survival, and what happens to a man who only has himself for company.

Written by the hilarious Mary Jo Pehl (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cinematic Titanic), the play is being produced by Theatre Arlo in Minneapolis at the Bryant Lake Bowl (a combination restaurant-bar-bowling alley-theater. No, really.) before taking it on the road to the Frigid Festival in New York City! That’s right, we’re going to (off-off) Broadway!

The production features Tim Uren (whose work includes Curse of Yig and10,000 Comic Books) and is directed by Bill Stiteler (writer/director of THACO and the video for Jonathan Coulton’s Re: Your Brains). Both Tim and Bill have a great love of producing funny, geeky shows. Together they co-wrote Macbeth: the Video Game Remix (you can watch the entire show by clicking on that YouTube link).

Funding this project helps pay for the rehearsal process, sets and costumes, promotional materials (posters and postcards), as well as our transportation expenses to the Frigid NYC Festival in New York for the actor (Tim Uren) and director (Bill Stiteler). If we exceed our funding goals, that makes it possible for us to take the show on the road to other festivals as well!

PowerPoint Karaoke!

 

PowerPoint Karaoke LogoTheatre Arlo presents PowerPoint Karaoke! Four people take the stage to give a PowerPoint presentation. The only problem is the presenters have never seen it before, and the slides are complete nonsense!

Featuring Ari Hoptman, Phillip Andrew Bennet Low, Courtney McLean and Joseph Scrimshaw, with special guest judges Trace Beaulieu and Bill Corbett! (Additional presenters to be announced shortly!)

One night only! Monday November 21st at 8pm (doors at 7pm) at the Bryant-Lake Bowl! Tickets are $12, or $10 with a 2011 MN Fringe Button or a CONvervgence badge/branded merch. Call (612) 825-8949  for reservations or buy online!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macbeth: the Video Game Remix on YouTube

This is the video I shot of our production of Macbeth: the Video Game Remix at the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Macbeth: The Video Game Remix reviews!

The reviews are in on the premiere of Macbeth: The Video Game Remix at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and it’s great!

We’re averaging four-and-a-half Kitties so far, with a nice balance between Shakespeare fans and gaming geeks, both of whom love the show. In addition, we’ve got a “Must See” from the Pioneer Press, along with positive notices from City Pages, Jay Gabler on Vita.mn, and Rachel Riva from TC Daily Planet. Go ahead and read those, they’re actually positive, and not like that time I had to piece together a review that read “Bill Stiteler is… over-the-top… very funny.”*

Hard to believe this is just the first weekend, and we still have four more shows to go! You can get more information on the show page at Fringefestival.org, and reserve tickets online (even if you have an Ultrapass or Punch Card) at Ovationtix.

Our next performance dates:

  • Monday the 8th at 7pm.
  • Thursday the 11th at 5:30pm.
  • Friday the 12th at 7pm. (ASL interpreted)
  • Sunday the 14th at 4pm.

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