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King of Nothing

This event has already taken place.June 1 & 2, 8 – 9:30 pm. June 3, 4 – 5:30 pm & 8 – 9:30 pm.

The Brick presents
King of Nothing
by Robert Malbrough & Rachel Weekley

Welcome to the end of the world. Are you sitting comfortably? Are you gripping your flashlight tightly? Did you take your pill today? Quiet now. A transmission’s coming through.

Rachel Weekley: The Fool/Writer
Tyler Riley: The Transmission
Robert Malbrough: Director/Designer
Zeynep Akca: Producer

On a garbage heap at the end of the world one fool looks for meaning and love from the only words they’ve ever known. King of Nothing is a one person, one sock puppet mangling of King Lear inspired by the environmental collapse of our post-Amazon age that explores the viability of text stripped of its original context and structure. Can we create beauty out of garbage? Can we find ourselves together in our loneliness? What is the point of a fool at the end of the world?

Originally workshopped at Brick Aux, and presented as part of TrashFest/DarkFest 2022 at The Tank.