The Double Trouble Tour
Presented by The Double Trouble Tour at Arlington Center for the Arts
April 21, 2012
A night of one-man shows by Collin Chace and Seth Lepore
“Where the unnoticed dregs of society take the spotlight.”
Following on the coat tails of his award-winning one-man show Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee, Seth Lepore continues with the second part of his trilogy on the underbelly of the self-help movement.
Lepore turns the happiness industry on it's head to unearth the farcical ideology of the positive thinking movement. From Texas megachurches turned motivational hothouses, to the latest testament of self-actualization from Oprah's Book Club, nothing is safe from Lepore's scrutinizing looking glass. He uses his shrewd observations of our fascinating hang-ups with happiness to expose the true cost of this ongoing pursuit.
The Rock N Wrestle Road Show
In Chace’s “one-man/multiple personality” Rock N Wrestle Roadshow, folks ranging from a potty-mouthed heiress to an 8 year-old-poet to an American civil rights leader-turned-British tube station announcer have been released from a mental health ward. Rejoining the outside world with their new perspectives on race relations, gay marriage, war, and the big issues of our time, it’s a celebration of folks who’ve been written off as deranged, and affirms them as essential voices for social change.
Living in the skin of their characters, Lepore and Chace combine their masterful skills as playwrights and actors to shine a light on the overlooked figures of society with a wry grace.