“Edgy, almost Brechtian rigor of Kronis’ surreally stylish physical poetry, which somehow manages to simultaneously critique its source material while recapitulating the original’s underlying emotional and visual impact.” // LA Weekly
A vaudevillian theatrical collage inspired by The Godfather films and novel. There will be dancing, singing, criminal behavior, and pasta.
BIG SHOT is a vaudevillian theatrical collage inspired by The Godfather films and novel. The Godfather is an iconic story; the novel and subsequent motion pictures have had significant international cultural influence. Its remarkable success came in part due to its ability to present the gangster genre via a dysfunctional family. Everyone could relate. For BIG SHOT, TMB shakes down this iconic story to create a new work, echoing the source and investigating family dynamics, power, criminal behavior, and being an Italian American. In BIG SHOT, the American gangster genre is upended through stylized theatrics, dynamic movement, song, dance and pasta.
Directed and choreographed by: Tina Kronis
Text: Richard Alger
Music Director/original music composer: Wes Myers
Costume design: Ellen McCartney
Sound and scenic design: Kronis and Alger
Lighting design: Richard Alger
Technical director: Aaron Francis