But luckily for all of us, they’re back, and this time, instead of dinosaurs, they’re taking on elves, dwarves, orcs, wizards, eagles, and, of course, hobbits, with Fly, You Fools!
On the mic are the show’s producer Allyson Morgan, as well as returning guests, director Kristin McCarthy Parker and performers Nick Abeel and Kyle Schaefer; and now, added to the team are performer Matt Zambrano, and foley artist Blair Busbee, all of whom sat in for a chat about their wonderful new show.
Listen in as the Recent Cutbacks team discusses why they moved to The Fellowship of the Ring from Jurassic Park, dancey, movementy, mimey things, the danger of inciting a nerd riot, finding the sound of your show as it continues to change, and how to deal with prop mishaps in real time.
“…in the rehearsal process, we sort of found that the more epic the film was, the less props we needed. We could get away with more, with less…actually, we don’t need these hundred wigs, or these extra props, when we can tell the story just through physicality. Which I think is actually more joyful for the audience…”
Recent Cutbacks presents
Fly, You Fools!
directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker
produced by Allyson Morgan
performed by Nick Abeel, Kyle Schaefer, & Matt Zambrano
foley by Blair Busbee
music arranged by Kelsey Didion
Friday, 4/8 @8pm
Friday, 4/15 @8pm**
Friday, 4/22 @8pm**
Friday, 4/29 @8pm
** means there’s also a performance of Hold on to Your Butts at 9:30 that night!
123 E. 24th St
tickets: $20, available via thepit-nyc.com