Seth Lepore nabbed the Fringe Encore slot last August with his one man show Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee. (It even ended up on my boss Jay Gabler’s Top Ten Theater List for 2011) (The Fringe audience reviews were pretty glowing, too.)
Now he’s back, this weekend only at the Bryant Lake Bowl for another skewering of the self help movement with
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Something That Feels Better Than This
Three performances only – This Thursday 3/22, Saturday 3/24 and Sunday 3/25
All shows at 7pm at the Bryant Lake Bowl (810 West Lake Street in Minneapolis)
Tickets are $14 regular, or if you’ve got your Fringe button, they’re $12
So if you’re looking to get in the Fringe spirit a little early, this weekend with Seth might be just what you’re looking for.
Seth sent me a little info on the show…
“Following on the coat tails of his award-winning one-man show Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee, Seth Lepore continues with the second part of his trilogy on the underbelly of the self-help movement.
SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious turns the happiness industry on its head to unearth the farcical ideology of the positive thinking movement.
From Texas megachurches turned motivational hothouses, to the latest testament of self-actualization from Oprah’s Book Club, nothing is safe from Lepore’s scrutinizing looking glass.
Lepore uses his shrewd observations of our fascinating hang-ups with happiness to expose the true cost of this ongoing pursuit. He weaves his stranger-than-fiction, all too real characters into the fold using a chameleon-like ability to shape-shift on a dime. Interspersed with autobiographical digests Lepore creates scenes that push the envelope of what solo performance is capable of.”