WTFN IS PROUD TO BRING BACK “THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI”view show |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017, Los Angeles, CA –WTFN is proud to bring back “THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI” (written & performed by Andrew Perez).
After an Encore Award-winning run at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, for which it was named “Best of the Fringe” by TVolution, “KINSKI” opens September 29 for a 6-week run, now presented within a ceremonial Kinski sacrarium at The Blank’s Second Stage Theatre, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038.
Klaus Kinski (1926-1991) 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 worshipped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance. THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI.
In this latest incarnation of “The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski” his resurrection will be presented within a ceremonial sacrarium exploring different aspects of the man’s life through relics, curios, exhibits, film installations, live conversations and more.
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!
“The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski”
Presented by WTFN
Written by Andrew Perez
Starring Andrew Perez
Directed by Eric G. Johnson
Produced by Eric G. Johnson, Andrew Perez and Adele Cabot.
The Blank’s Second Stage Theater, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038
Friday, September 29, 2017 – 8 PM
Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 8 PM
Friday, October 6, 2017 – 8 PM
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 8 PM
Friday, October 13, 2017 – 8 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 8 PM
Friday, October 20, 2017 – 8 PM
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 8 PM
Friday, October 27, 2017 – 8 PM
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 8 PM
Friday, November 3, 2017 – 8 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 8 PM
Tickets are $25.00, at Eventbrite https://klauskinskilive.eventbrite.com
CRITIC REVIEWS FOR KLAUS KINSKI:
“The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski writer and performer Andrew Perez presents Kinski and all his demons with such unnerving commitment that the stench of sulfur burns the eyes of the audience. It is not so much a portrayal by an actor as the actor’s possession by the character. And it is riveting to behold…Perez captures in Kinski’s raging that cataract of pain that was the source of his talents; giving truth to the statement that every human being is an abyss…Aided by Adele Cabot whose voice provides brief counterpoints of sanity, and under the amazingly adroit direction of Eric Johnson, who manages to choreograph this volcanic caldera of creative chaos, Perez delivers perhaps the most gripping performance of this Fringe. Or of next year’s Fringe for that matter….A PLATINUM MEDAL, easily.”
- Ernest Kearney, TheTVolution.com
“The audience I was with was mesmerized, the only time so far I have seen this year at Fringe that an audience actually demanded a second curtain call from a performer. I cannot stress enough how deeply moving, scary, sexy and disturbing Perez is in this show. The man may be part demon. (I mean that as a compliment.)…Under Perez’s spell, you see the human aspect of some really horrid behavior. That’s quite an achievement…This is a man fighting desires that he feels might consume him, living to the fullest his passions, hopes and fears. The intensity is incredible and Perez manages to convince that this is, indeed, a life and death matter.”
- Russell Eaton, MyHauntLIfe.com
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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 Netflix, 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.
ABOUT THE VOICE, DIALECT & BIOPIC COACH
Adele Cabot (voice, dialect, biopic coach/producer) is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and MFA, Acting. She is thrilled to again be working with Andrew Perez again who she coached in his highly-acclaimed role, David Miscavige, in MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE.
Adele Cabot is the Founder and Head of LAvoiceJOY studio (www.lavoicejoy.com) where she coaches theatre, film, and television actors in (speaking) voice, for roles in biopics, and in dialects, especially General America with actors from all over the world. She has coached actors for roles at: The Broadhurst (Broadway), The Geffen, The Mark Taper, The Broad Stage, South Coast Rep, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Shakespeare & Co., Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Co, A Noise Within, Actor’s Gang, and more.
Adele taught and acted at the famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, taught Voice and Shakespeare at the Shanghai Theatre School in China, Univ of MD, Voice and Speech at UCLA’s School of Theatre Film, & Television for 7 years, and she was the Voice and Speech Consultant at Arena Stage in Washington DC for 5 years. She has also worked on numerous television shows and films.
Matthew Quinn (Combined Artform) has been involved in theater production and venue management for over 20 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He created Combined Artform, as a production company in 1998 with Producer Bertha Rodriguez and has produced, co-produced, presented, booked and promoted hundreds of shows. He has been an active player as an advisor, venue manager with the Hollywood Fringe Festival since its onset in 2010, He has been involved with 13 shows in the Hollywood Fringe including Top of the Fringe and Best Comedy “WOMEN” (w/Beth Dies) and “Pick of the Fringe” (w/Fringe Management). Also, in 2010, Matthew started the ENCORE Awards, for “best of” Hollywood Fringe and in 2016 BEYOND ENCORES. From the ENCORES, he has co-produced extensions of Pulp Shakespeare, Pokemusical and Sunny Afternoon. Last year, he and Bertha Rodriguez partnered with Studio C Artists to explore stage to film/TV models. He looks forward to the future of Fringe and Independent Theatre.
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