Actors are egotistical, pampered shits. In their world nothing is real: brick walls are made from balsar wood and gunshot wounds are created painlessly in the makeup trailer... The only way onto this decadent merry-go-round is the casting room, a sterile white chamber where talented and untalented alike scramble for the next role. Rejection is a way of life. No wonder they're bastards, but can you blame them?
In this world of paraniod insecurity, insincerity and outright lies; two actors are waiting for an important casting to begin. Once friends, now rivals the two are forced to endure each other's company for the first time in years and as their realtionship unravels they stuggle to seperate reality from fantasy. The result is Something Outrageous.
The show stars Wilson Carpenter (USA) in his South African stage debut alongside Brendan Murray in a play that lives up to it's title. Directed by Greg Karvellas. No under 16 due to strong language, ribald humour and onstage violence.
Go on. Be cool. Be the person who gets to ask their friends "Do you want to see something outrageous tonight?". You know you want to.
Wilson, an American Expat and Brendan, a moderately successful Capetonian actor/model/comedian, combine forces for the first time to create Something Outrageous. The idea came to them while road tripping across the beautiful continental United States of America. They needed a plan to get Wilson into the country. And get a work visa. They didn't know the where or the why, but they did know the how: Something Outrageous. A show that cannot possibly be described in less than 200 words so we are not even going to try. Expect swordfights, torture, spandex, toddlers, sexual dancing and hilarity in general and particular.
Written and performed by Wilson Carpenter & Brendan Murray | Directed by Greg Karvellas | Props/Effects: Juanita Ferreira & Jim Raubenheimer | Fight Choreography by Alex AnLos
Press release provided by Alexander Upstairs.