"I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER" A QUEER SPACE OPERA IN THE DECADENT STYLE

 

I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER
(WITH PIG IRON THEATRE CO)

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90 minutes / 2 M, 3+ EITHER
Follow the adventures of Tim, an earthling trolling for a good time who falls through a portal to outer space where he is thrust in the middle of a battle for The Holy Gay Flame. Inspired by the life and works of Charles Ludlum, Live Faster is an absurdist sci-fi epic and wild allegory about Gayness in the 21st Century.

...this play does not disappoint. In a festival of plays where prestige and reputation matter so much, this production never takes itself too seriously. Campy and over the top, this is one Humana Festival installment that is a hilarious breath of fresh air.
— Kate Barry, Arts-Louisville
...an extravaganza... though there’s no shortage of over-the-top visuals - and I’m talking Day-Glo crawling anemones, headgear with silver Christmas-ball tentacles, and 2-foot-tall obelisks - there’s still a gentle beauty anchoring the piece... There’s something more to everything here, and it’s delivered fast, in heaps.
— Wendy Rosenfield, The Philadelphia Inquirer
...as if Alfred Jarry collided with a fierce, cosmic, outsize Alexander McQueen in a galaxy far, far away... The sophistication of the concept contrasts with the gay abandon and spoofing comedy...
— Kathryn Osenlund, CurtainUp
...fantastical and hilarious...like a Ludlum play, “I Promised Myself to Live Faster” has an outlandish plot... I relish this kind of comedy.
— Elizabeth Kramer, The Louisville Courier-Journal
...a feast of one-liners and comic allusions... the uninhibited script kept the audience laughing... masterful.
— Marty Rosen, Leo Weekly