One-Man Apocalypse Now at Moore Art Galleries
Whether you've seen the film or not, Chris Davis' One-Man Apocalypse Now will be a funny, dark, poignant, playful, and well-spent hour of your life.
Patricia Highsmith, DC Metro
One-Man Apocalypse Now is a hilarious and dark adaptation of the iconic war film Apocalypse now. Chris re-imagines some of cinemas' greatest characters like Marlon Brando as Colonel Kurtz and Dennis Hopper, but also delves into his own personal journey as an artist. While a faithful adaptation, One-Man Apocalypse Now explores the multiple comedic and dramatic layers that exist in the film, and in the re-creation of it.
Sep 18 - Mon - 7pm
Sep 19 - Tue - 7pm
Sep 20 - Wed - 7pm
The Galleries at Moore
1916 Race St.
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"The play is at once funny, sad and familiar. Hes a comic bastard, who pulls lines about not knowing what hes doing in his 30s, in a basement, in a strange neighborhood in Pittsburgh, shirtless, re-enacting a scene where hes about to bludgeon himself to death."
Jason Clearfield, PGH In the Round (Pittsburgh Fringe)
"Chris Davis put on a thrilling meta-theatrical performance while running through the major scenes of the film. He slipped effortlessly between characters while weaving in the careers of the films actors and parts of his own life as well. It brought to mind a crazy sweaty fusion of Apocalypse Now and Hearts of Darkness, the acclaimed documentary depicting the horrors involved in making the film."
- Peter Jacobs, First Looks at Portfringe, ME
The one man behind this one-man show, Chris Davis, is an incredible performer. He deftly embodied Im guessing about twelve distinct characters over the course of an hour.
- Nichole Faina, PGH in the Round (Pittsburgh Fringe)
"The most unusual and also greatest moment of the day was Chris Davis off-kilter comedy One Man Apocalypse Now. True to its title, this is a show in which Davis condenses the anti-war epic into an hour and fifteen minute extravaganza of unbelievable celebrity impressions, complete and utter commitment to character, and parody that goes so far beyond its one-note conceit into a kind of sublime mania."
- Mark Sklaski, PGH in the Round (Pittsburgh Fringe)
And with that, were off and running for a show that, thanks to its stars deadpan determination, Chris Davis keeps its comic premise going strong for a full hour. Davis throws himself into the role with abandon; at one point he plays a female stripper and does a shimmy that, for better or worse, you wont be able to get out of your head for a while.
-***** Tim Dunleavy, DC Metro (Philly Fringe)
One-Man Apocalypse Now's climactic confrontation becomes even more about Philadelphia theater and Davis's place in it, equating Willard's grim mission with an actor's struggles, and builds that combination of humor and horror to a perfect point. I can't wait to see more by Chris Davis.
-Mark Cofta, Broad St. Review (Philly Fringe)
Moore Art Gallery (View)
1916 Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|