THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKIview show |
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MAY 17, 2017
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI
May 17, 2017, Los Angeles, CA – Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance. THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI written & performed by Andrew Perez opens at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 3, 2017 -ASYLUM @ Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Before his famed collaborations with director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu, Fitzcarraldo), Klaus Kinski was a tortured B-movie character actor who had become a touring sensation for his live wire theatrical performances. It was during this time that Kinski starred as Jesus Christ in a one-man show that had taken him a decade to write. Audiences were outraged at Kinski’s audacious portrayal of Jesus and heckled him mercilessly. After only 2 performances Kinski canceled the tour.
It’s now 2017 and actor-writer Andrew Perez (David Miscavige in “My Scientology Movie”) does battle with Kinski’s demons in an effort to resurrect him and finish the job in one last command performance.
People will tell you he is dead. Don’t believe them!
Fifteen years ago, Andrew Perez discovered Klaus Kinski (1926-1991) through Werner Herzog’s documentary “My Best Fiend” and was inspired to dig deeper into Kinski’s life, conducting a series of interviews with Kinski’s closest friends and neighbors in Lagunitas, CA – where Kinski spent the last ten years of his life. This resulted in a one-man show at Northwestern University called “I Am Kinski,” comprised entirely of Kinski’s own words. After a decade of living with Kinski, Andrew now goes a step further and re-imagines “The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski.”
“The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski”
Presented by WTFN
Written by Andrew Perez
Starring Andrew Perez
Directed by Eric G. Johnson
Hollywood Fringe Festival,
ASYLUM @ Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Saturday June 3 7:30pm
Saturday June 10 5:30pm
Friday June 16 10:00pm
Saturday June 17 1:00pm
Friday June 23 8:30pm
Tickets are $15.00, at http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4685?tab=tickets
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Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance.
ABOUT THE WRITER:
Andrew Perez (writer/performer/producer) studied theater at Northwestern University and graduated from the School at Steppenwolf. Other Chicago credits include productions at Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and Steep Theatre. LA theatre credits include MERCURY FUR & Darren Lyn Bousman’s immersive THE TENSION EXPERIENCE: ASCENSION.
Andrew also studied Playwriting at Northwestern, where his first few plays were produced including an adaptation of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (C.I.R.A. Grant recipient). BASTARDS Y DIABLOS, a feature film Andrew wrote and starred in, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and has won multiple jury and audience awards on the festival circuit. He recently returned from Port Townsend where he was a 2017 PTFF Film Fellow and acted onstage as KJ in Annie Baker’s THE ALIENS at Key City Public Theater.
Andrew can now be seen as Scientology leader David Miscavige in MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE, which was recently released by Magnolia Pictures and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, & On Demand.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Eric G. Johnson (director/producer) is currently a producer on the feature films FLY ON THE WALL and BASTARDS Y DIABLOS which premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. He also wrote, directed and produced the film TWEEK CITY which was distributed around the world by Maverick Entertainment.
Eric’s directing/producing projects with WTFN include the world premier of STARFUCKING at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival (Encore Producer’s Award winner) and West Coast premier of the short play HIJAB for the 2016 Hollywood Short+Sweet Theater Festival.
Eric has admired the films of Herzog and Kinski since studying Herzog at UC Santa Cruz 30 years ago. He’s even made a pilgrimage to AGUIRRE and FITZCARRALDO locations in the Amazon, where the wrath of Kinski lives on alongside other, more ancient, oral traditions.
Eric G. Johnson
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