WHAT A TRIP
‘Flamingo/Winnebago’ embarks on epic quest through the West
Created and Performed by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, Munikantha Kulasinghe, Charlotte Ford and Le Chat Lunatique | Directed and Designed by Thaddeus Phillips | Produced by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental | Lighting Design by Drew Billiau
A theatrical road-trip across the United States in a Winnebago with stops at gas stations, motels, truck stops, diners, Indian pueblos, Las Vegas, the Salton Sea and the middle of the California Desert. Odd, eccentric and classic ‘American’ characters such as cowboys, RV Park gypsies, and waitresses mix and mingle with the discombobulated voices of On Star Navigation, Airline Pilots, and droll rental car agents. Two journeys: One, An Indian immigrant who runs a Sinclair gas station in New Jersey, notices the bees are dying and takes off into the American West in a Winnebago; and two, A young man searches for his past at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Road-side attractions include: New Mexican pueblos, the Wigwam Motel, Route 66, RV parks, the Las Vegas Monorail and Korean Karaoke. FLAMINGO/WINNEBAGO explores the planet’s tipping point: the US’s excessive use of energy, peak oil theory, and the rapidly changing weather.
THE COLORADO COLLEGE SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL (Colorado Springs)
THE PHILADELPHIA LIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
TRICKLOCK COMPANY’S REVOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL in Albuquerque, New Mexico