Local professor’s ‘The Day Everything Went Wrong’ to premier at Ann Arbor theater

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T01:10:55-04:00 July 31st, 2008|Entertainment|

Performance Network Theatre will present the world premier of “The Day Everything Went Wrong,” written, directed by and starring Malcolm Tulip from Aug. 7-Sept. 7.
Using a craft learned at the famed French school of Jacques LeCoq, Tulip has constructed a wild ride that provokes deep thought while it makes you laugh at the human spirit and our quest for “normality.” “The Day Everything Went Wrong” follows Dieter, Pieter and Greta Fermstaetten on the night they discover that they, along with an eccentric composer, are their town’s only survivors after catastrophe strikes.
Confronted by a changed world, the Fermstaetten family rediscovers their familiar world with new eyes. They must create, invent and imagine new ways to survive. Like the family, Tulip and his collaborators go into rehearsals not knowing exactly how it will turn out – they create and imagine the show as they go.
Malcolm Tulip is an actor, director, playwright and teacher. He was last seen at Performance Network when he directed and starred in 2007’s “Amadeus.” He has also written, produced and performed in eight original plays under the name of Prospero Theatre Company, including the award-winning “Down the Plughole.” He is an assistant professor and head of the Directing Concentration in the Department of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan, where he teaches Physical Theatre, Acting, Clown and Directing. As an actor he has toured extensively in Europe and the U.S. He studied Dance and Art at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London and is a graduate of L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. He is also a member of the American Actors Equity Union.
Tulip will be joined by fellow actors Laurel Hufano (“The Stillness Between Breaths”) and Brendan McMahon (“As Bees in Honey Drown”) with original music by Frank Pahl.
For more information, including tickets, visit http://www.performancenetwork.org or call 734-663-0696.

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