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Monday, October 6, 2014

POTATOES OF AUGUST -October 9-26 (Thurs-Sun) 8PM

EMP Collective: 307 West Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD (Between Eutaw and Howard Street)

The latest theatrical masterpiece from EMP Collective RISES THIS OCTOBER.

by Sybil Kempson

Two middle-aged couples are sent into spiraling existential crises when they discover a growing sack of sentient potatoes. These potatoes have brains, have read their Swedenborg, and DON’T. PLAY. FAIR. 

Rapidly growing in number and intellect, the potatoes unravel the couples' carefully curated realities.

Parts kitchen sink drama, musical comedy, intimate biographical portraiture, museum educational presentation, opera, Renaissance fair, science fiction, science fair, and phenomenological debate, Potatoes of August swells and swirls on a vision quest for a different kind of understanding of the world around us.

Directed by Evan Moritz
Featuring Kelvin Pittman, Mattie Rogers Kroiz, Amelia Carroll, Ruben Kroiz, Connor Kizer, Sarah Jacklin, and Vii Lee.

Music Composition || Mike Iverson and David Crandall.
Lyrics || Sybil Kempson
Puppet and Potatoes Design || Lisa Krause and Gina Denton
Props || Katya Villano
Set Design || Emona Stoykova
Costume Design || Stephanie Parks
Lighting Design || Rick Gerriets
Projections Design || Dan Zink

On NPR: "Baltimore’s EMP Collective is getting ready to stage an experimental play by Sybil Kempson, and to call it ‘experimental’ is an understatement. When The Signal’s Aaron Henkin dropped in at a rehearsal, all he knew about the play is that it features a trio of sentient potatoes. After his visit, he understood even less. Here’s Aaron’s attempt at a preview of The Potatoes of August."

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