Led by Mike Pham and Rachel Hynes
October 12 – November 10, 2007 | 8pm
I Feel Fine is a “neo-Brechtian…song-and-dance orgy…vibrant and even heartwarming in its messy, festive aliveness”! – Misha Berson, Seattle Times
I Feel Fine is a new collaborative performance collage using found objects, dance, music, and food to fiddle like Nero with the dynamic tension created when apocalyptic social collapse meets fin de siècle decadence. Fabulous fashion parades! Delicious party food! Bang-up karaoke numbers! It’s all there!
I Feel Fine catapults the audience into a whimsical world of electrical wonder and human disaster set in a universe on the edge of total collapse. Mixing the quaint and the adorable with fear and desperation, this original new work explores the quagmire between reasonable science and Mr. Id, as they meet on death row in this stylish, dreamy, and dynamic performance collaboration. Be the cat’s pajamas, have a little knosh, and see a few electrocutions in the process.
Light up your life. Reduce regret. Experience the magic of I Feel Fine!
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Local performers Rachel Hynes and Mike Pham have been working together for several years, creating, developing, and producing under the performance art collective moniker Helsinki Syndrome. An outgrowth of their previous performance work with High Kindergarten Performance Group, Rachel and Mike produce non-linear, ensemble driven theater pieces that incorporate text, movement, music and imagery into bold, rigorous, imaginative performance works.
Previous works include True North (Open Circle Theater), Off the Double (Henry Art Gallery), Sideshow (On the Boards’ 12 Minutes Max), Main Event (On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival), and This Is Not A Test (Instant Coffee + Henry Art Gallery at Bumbershoot 2007).
CAST & CREW
I Feel Fine features the talents of Ciara Griffin, Brynn Hambly, Rachel Hynes, Andy Loviska, K. Brian Neel, Mike Pham, Jennifer Pratt, Jaime Roberts, Mara Siciliano, and Justin Tracy, with food creations by Pamala Mijatov. Scenic Design by Bret Fetzer, Lighting Design by Chrystian Shepperd, and Sound Design by Michael Hayes White. Kristina Volkman is the Stage Manager.
This production is presented as part of Annex Theatre’s ongoing “Oyster Series” Program. Annex Theatre’s 21st Season is generously supported by: 4Culture, Flintridge Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Microsoft Corporation, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.