Welcome back, champions! We're joined in this episode by Marcus Williams, director of Kayfabe: Scenes From a Squared Ring, a play written by Andrew Shanks and produced by Ghost Light Theatricals here in Seattle, and featuring Yours Truly as the wrestler Antaeus. Marcus and I talk about the play, how he came to be involved with it, and our mutual love of the bombastic storytelling that is Pro Wrestling. Kayfabe opens March 9th and plays thru the 24th at the Ballard Underground in Seattle. Tickets can be purchased at ghostlight.strangertickets.com.
“The Great Antaeus is dead. Long Live Antaeus.”
The greek pantheon and professional wrestling collide in KAYFABE, a no-holds-barred family dramedy. After a tragic in-ring accident leaves their father dead, the estranged children of the wrestler, Antaeus, meet to hash out his legacy. But as memories of their father are shared, they soon realize that line between good and bad is far more complicated than what it seems. Based loosely on the Labors of Hercules, KAYFABE blurs the lines between what is real and what is scripted. Between honoring legacy and making your own.
Written by Andrew Shanks
Directed by Marcus Williams
Featuring the work of: Natalie Berg, Alexei Cifrese, Scott Corrigan, David Elwyn, Mike Gilson, Dani Hobbs, Justin Johnson Joshua Lamb, Konstantin Lazarov, Patrick Lucey-Conklin, Jordan Michael-Whidbey, MaryKate Moran, Paula Nitka, Allanah Raas-Bergquist, Darrin Schultz,Zoe Schwartz, Dylan Smith and Kiera Stevens.