HERE and Wharfrat Productions

present

SATURNíS WAKE

Created and Performed by DEKE WEAVER and MICHAEL FARKAS

 

HERE Arts Center

145 Sixth Avenue, NYC

Tickets: (212) 647-0202 or www.here.org

 

March 20 through April 13, 2003

 

Directed by JILL SAMUELS

Writing, Graphics and Video by DEKE WEAVER

Original Music MICHAEL FARKAS

Costumes KAY LEE

Sets MARC ROSENBLATT

Lighting REBECCA M.K. MAKUS

Stage Manager PHILIP TREVINO

Press KAREN GRECO

 

Set in a time-warped New York, and filled with magical and dark elements borrowed from fairy tales, paired with an underlying aura of vaudevillian sensibilities, SATURNíS WAKE is a showcase for the ample talents of performers Deke Weaver and Michael Farkas. Musical and funny, sometimes a bit sinister, and always creative, this work stands out as supremely unique.

We meet orphans named Dana and Johnny, along with their disabled dog, Mr. Greenjeans (fashioned out of balloons), a mysterious character called Kenny, and the virtual characters (portrayed via screen projections) of a pet rat, boxing cockroaches, malicious skatekids, et cetera. SATURNíS WAKE is a hodgepodge of elements, styles and players, but it all comes together, somehow.

This is one of those shows that you will probably either love or hate. I liked it. The two performers are great. Enjoy SATURNíS WAKE. I did!

- Kessa De Santis -

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