SEPTEMBER 27 - 30, 2018

The Snagglepuss Chronicles at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

The Snagglepuss Chronicles

by Mark Russell
LIVE COMIC BOOK

Hanna-Barbera’s classic Saturday morning cartoon character is reborn as a droll 1950’s Southern playwright in Mark Russell’s wild new comic book miniseries, presented as a staged reading.
directed by Brenna Geffers

Die-Cast

Philadelphia, PA
in association with the TW Festival

Performances

Sunday Sept 30, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
$45
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Broadway fame, star-studded parties, and confessional limo rides on down-low visits to the Stonewall Inn: this is the world of Snagglepuss in Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, the bestselling new series written by comic book mastermind Mark Russell.

Released by DC Entertainment in six issues through the first half of 2018, this reimagining sees America’s beloved pink mountain lion as – Heavens to Murgatroyd!– a discreetly gay playwright under attack by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Set during the “Red Scare” panic over communism, the idea began with Mark Russell sending tweets as Snagglepuss in the voice of Tennessee Williams. The resulting comic series, Exit Stage Left, featuring Mike Feehan and a rotating roster of artists, is a hard-hitting political satire of mid-century fame, shame, and social change.

Brenna Geffers, whose Philadelphia company Die-Cast staged last year’s Pericles, teams up with Mark Russell for a special staged reading that brings Hanna-Barbera’s lovable hero to life. Celebrity guest stars appear in cameos as Huckleberry Hound, Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and the Rosenbergs. Not to be missed, it is an unexpected comic understanding of Williams as iconic American.

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