Food:Soul #5 – Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens

Flux’s next Food:Soul is Johnna Adams’ rhyming madcap comedy
Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens
(Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum. Pictured: August Schulenburg, Brian Pracht, Jane Lincoln Taylor, Marnie Schulenburg, DeWanda Wise; Lickspittles scene from Flux’s 3rd Have Another)

Flux is THRILLED in a caps kind of way to announce the 5th installment of our potluck play reading series, Food:Soul. We’re featuring Johnna Adams’ (The Angel Eaters Trilogy) brilliantly funny rhyming comedy, Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens, directed by John Hurley, and featuring a cast of TBA Flux favs – so save the date!

By Johnna Adams
Directed by John Hurley
Wednesday, February 17th
Food served at 7:30, reading begins at 8PM
At Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square Park
As part of Judson’s Bailout Theater program
Cast: TBA

This Food:Soul is special, not only because it represents our chance to share Johnna’s work (and free food!) with you, but because it represents the beginning of our relationship with Judson Memorial Church, home of the famous Judson Poets’s Theater.

In a rhyming, metered world, the offbeat rules.

Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark ’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war. The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer and go-between, their female counterparts. Plots abound, flying machines are destroyed and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers. The main characters speak in rhyming alexandrine verse, while a host of supporting characters converse in sestinas, haiku, free verse, limericks and sonnets.

5 Comments on "Food:Soul #5 – Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens"

  1. Isaiah Tanenbaum · January 31, 2010 at 6:21 am · Reply
  2. August Schulenburg · January 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm · Reply
  3. Jane Lincoln Taylor · February 2, 2010 at 1:37 pm · Reply
  4. Johnna Adams · February 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm · Reply
  5. August Schulenburg · February 4, 2010 at 11:17 pm · Reply

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