Jarvis is a kook. An average bald guy striving to live the good life. Problem is, he doesn't really know what that means. The more he reflects on his past and imagines the possibilities of the future, the more he finds his world looping in on itself in bumbling and tragic ways. His own imagination becomes his own worst enemy.
Made up of scenes that swirl and wrap around each other, Kook is madcap comedy meets conceptual theatre -- Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka. A stream of consciousness domination of a most diabolic psyche!
NEEL'S FIRST SOLO SHOW IN EIGHT YEARS!
Do not miss this rare opportunity to see him perform solo in Seattle!
Part of the Locally Grown Festival of Homemade Performance January 30 - February 28, 2015. Locally Grown is an adventurous new festival of original performance by local artists. The roster includes established and early-career performers performing back to back under one roof for five weeks in Seattle's Central District.
New City Theater
1404 18th Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Friday, January 30 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 5 - 7:00 pm
Friday, February 6 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 7 - 5:00pm
Runtime: 75 minutes
K BRIAN NEEL
K. Brian Neel has created six award winning solo plays including the science fiction paradox-romp THE 42ND FLOOR, the noir film live on stage DOUBLE CLIMAX, the sprawling fantasy epic PRYK, and the bittersweet ukulele operetta VAUD RATS. His dynamic, highly physical performance style has been called "Riveting" - National Public Radio, "Virtuoso" - Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Dynamic, engrossing, funny, heartbreaking, poignant, unique" - Charleston City Paper, and "Astonishingly great" - Calgary Straight, Vancouver, Canada. "Neel's onto something." - Washington Post.
"K. Brian Neel brings a dextrous, knowing innocence to his roles, something between vaudeville and Beckett."
- The Stranger (Seattle)
"A one-man panorama. Virtuoso performing."
- Seattle Post-Intellingencer
"Neel rules the stage. . . dynamic, engrossing, funny, heartbreaking, poignant, unique -- all those things that make a night at the theater the thrillingly consuming experience that only a couple shows in a hundred can create."
- Charleston City Paper
"You gotta love the sweat on K. Brian Neel's face. . . Neel's onto something."
- Washington Post
"Rubber-faced. Neel is so intense you fear he'll blow a gasket. This go-for-broke pratfaller wins you over by crushing your defenses. (He's like Dick Van Dyke on steroids.)"
- Seattle Times
"K. Brian Neel has an elastic imagination, a body of equal rubber, and no fear of confronting dauntingly concrete challenges. Though he's proved to be a charmed chameleon in other shows and an astute director, it is as a comic, elastic solo performer that K. Brian Neel made his mark."
- Seattle Weekly
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