THE CASKET OF pASSING FANCY
By Josh Meyer, Rebecca Beegle, and Matt Hislope
Directed by Josh Meyer and Matt Hislope
Design by Ann Marie Gordon, Jason Amato, and Laura Cannon
Featuring Jennifer Underwood, Paul Soileau, Kris Olson, Matt Hislope, Silky Shoemaker, Taylor Flanagan, Michelle Flanagan, Thomas Graves, Carlos Treviño, Rebecca Beegle, Heather Barfield Cole, and Joe Hartman
October 10-November 1, 2008 at The Blue Theater
Supported by the Rockefeller MAP Fund
Austin Critics Table Awards
Outstanding Acting in a Leading Role: Jennifer Underwood
B. Iden Payne Award
Outstanding Special Theatrical Event
The Austin Chronicle 2008 Top Ten Lists
Top 10 Theatrical Treasures and Pleasures of 2008
Top 10 Parts and Wholes Plus One Standout
Top 10 Favorite Arts Events Across the Disciplines
Top 10 Wonderful Things About Austin Theatre in 2008
Top 10 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced to See in 2008
As audacious a theatrical work as this city has seen, I think, one that crafted 500 individual experiences for its audience and made each member choose just one. You couldn't help but confront your own desires, but ultimately, the show was wondrously communal, as audience members lingered to share their experiences.
-Robert Faires, The Austin Chronicle
Nudity! Dancing! Singing! Fire! Bodily fluids! Leeches! - and people are still talking about the wonders and weirdness that went down each night.
-Wayne Alan Brenner, The Austin Chronicle
The Casket of Passing Fancy is not a play, and it's not, in any conventional sense, improv. It's a hyper-participatory extravaganza of perpetual surprise, culminating in a theatrical experience that, like a psychedelic Choose Your Own Adventure story, tailors to each individual audience member's taste, curiosity, or hunger.
-Sarah Marie, Austinist
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