Seattle Subversive Theatre presents David E. Freeman's Creeps
Creeps runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm.
Opening May 9th 2014 and closing May 31, 2014.
General Admission $25.00 - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537303
Due to mature content - Adults only.
Venue: SeaSub Micro Black Box - 2220 NW Market Street Seattle, WA. 98107
Event Website: http://www.seattlesubversivetheatre.org/
Creeps is an autobiographical play by Canadian writer David E. Freeman about a group of physically disabled men in a "sheltered workshop" (i.e., a place to keep them out of sight). Since making its debut in 1972, the play has had several successful productions. Because it portrays men with severe physical disabilities, it brings to mind "The Elephant Man" However, while the stage life of John Merrick was merely an event with which the audience could safely empathize, Creeps comes alive with characters whose bodies and voices happen to be terribly bent out of their expected shape. We don’t know what to make of them.
Moreover, these people stubbornly refuse sympathy and absolutely abhor pity. They speak a language that is scatological, full of hate for the world and themselves, yet at the same time rich with humor. It is a kind of humor that every minority (and these people are, in a sense, the ultimate minority) develops as a survival- mechanism. As stage language, it has the undeniable ring of truth to it