William Glenn and Trish Parry, creators & performers of “A Brief History of Beer”

Horse Trade Theater Group presents A Brief History of Beer“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria.”—A quote often misattributed to Benjamin Franklin, but with no clear source as far as my half-assed Googling can discern.

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”—Also misattributed to Mr. Franklin.

“Beer & theatre are a match made in heaven.”—I said that. Just now.

No matter who said which when, I firmly believe that all three of those quotes are true. And if you like your theatre fun, educational (in the best of ways, because it’s about something awesome: beer), and interactive—or, as they like to say, “drinkeractive”—you should check out one of Wish Experience‘s upcoming performances of A Brief History of Beer.

I sat down for a post-show drink with the shows creators & performers, William Glenn and Trish Parry, after the first show in their year-long monthly residency at UNDER St. Marks; listen in as Will & Trish discuss becoming unwitting beer judges, knowing where your beer comes from, Peter Brook’s idea of “deadly theatre” (you didn’t think this was all about alcohol, did you?), and the “secret mission” of their show.

“Beer is the drumbeat of life.”

“That’s it…in all of our veins, the rivers of Babylon flow. These ancient waters flow in all of our veins, and that’s what’s in this glass…”

Wish Experience & Horse Trade Theatre Group present

A Brief History of Beer

written & performed by William Glenn & Trish Parry
directed by Jeffrey Mayhew

the last Sunday of every month
(except February)
thru August 2015
6:30pm

UNDER St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place
Manhattan

tickets: $18, available via the Horse Trade website

William Glenn and Trish Parry of A Brief History of Beer, photo by Alexandra Piprek

above photo by Alexandra PiprekWilliam Glenn and Trish Parry of A Brief History of Beer, photo by Richard WinpennyWilliam Glenn and Trish Parry of A Brief History of Beer, photo by Richard WinpennyWilliam Glenn and Trish Parry of A Brief History of Beer, photo by Richard Winpenny

photos by Richard Winpenny

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