“Grand Poobah of Theatre” (and Director of Theatre at UNB Fredericton) Len Falkenstein along with actors Joshua Burke and Amanda Thorne join me to talk about one of two productions for this year, Kat Sandler’s Punch Up.
In Punch Up, Duncan meets Brenda as she is about to commit suicide and strikes a deal with her: if he can make her laugh, she won’t kill herself. But Duncan isn’t funny, so he kidnaps washed up comedian Pat Wallace to punch up his material. Will this truly odd couple be able to come up with a routine funny enough to stave off Brenda’s date with destiny?
Featuring performances from: Scott Shannon, Joshua Burke, and Amanda Thorne.
Both plays are directed by Len Falkenstein, with production design by Trent Logan. Both shows will feature original scoring by Devin Rockwell.
Punch Up and Into are being staged at Memorial Hall on UNB Fredericton Campus and live streamed for everyone to watch at home From February 4-6 and February 9-13, 7:30pm nightly. Note that the dates have slightly changed from the originals, as discussed in the interview.
Punch Up will run on February 5, 9, 11, 13 and Into on February 4, 6, 10, 12.
Tickets for each show are $5 student, $8 senior/underemployed, $10 regular. They are also offering a bundle deal at $8 student, $10 senior/underemployed, $15 regular, to see both shows. Get your tickets at EventBrite.