MOVIN' ON UP
Written by Jeremy Kehoe
Directed by McKerrin Kelly
It’s funny-or-die-in-the-graveyard time when Jeremy Kehoe’s dark, absurdist, existential comedy, “Movin’ On Up”, makes its West Coast premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival at The Complex Hollywood (Ruby Theater) June 1 - 21.
“Movin’ On Up” made its world premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival, where it performed before sold-out audiences, was named one of the 10 Shows That Stand Out (Producer’s Perspective), and was hailed by critics as “a short, fun romp of a good time”, who called Kehoe’s dialogue, “reminiscent of a David Sedaris essay. His dialogue is witty, absurd, and unexpectedly endearing” (Theater Pizazz).
What It's About
Why would the Watchman who wears a watch that won’t work sit silent sentry in a graveyard and wordlessly wait, and wait, and wait?
And what about Lewis, who shatters the serenity after stumbling from a slumber at the soles of the Watchman’s feet? Where does he think he’s heading? Nowhere fast, if the Watchman has his way.
And then there’s Joan with the bandaged hands. What drew her to this dark corner of the universe? And, why does she keep insisting she knows everybody? It’s so annoying.
Why won’t any of them move on? What is the world are they all waiting for?
Cast of Characters
DANIEL: aka The Watchman/aka The Decider. His mission: keep watch over the cemetery to maintain order while waiting for orders of his own.
LEWIS: Wakes up in the graveyard; a chatterbox unable to consent to Daniel’s demand for peace and quiet.
JOAN: A waifish woman, she wanders into the graveyard with her hands bandaged from a fire; she carries the burden of suffering resulting from her inaction.