Do you hate the Parking Authority? Antihero is one man's quest to topple this corrupt institution . . . with his fists. Filled with fighting, parkour, and acrobatics, Antihero is a satire about our cultural obsession with vigilantes, violence, and heroes who do the wrong things for the "right" reasons.
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After two previous sold out Fringe performances, the creators of Heavy Metal Dance Fag return with a world premiere work that takes a satirical look our cultural obsession with vigilantes, violence, and heroes who do the wrong thing for the “right” reasons.
Antihero, Tribe of Fools’ latest creation, takes audiences on a journey with a character known only as antihero. Filled with fighting, parkour, and acrobatics, antihero is about one man’s quest to topple the Parking Authority with his fists. The play begins when four police officers are on trial for a Rodney King style beating. In the aftermath of this event, antihero, a graduate student named Simone, and a Parking Authority employee named Parker begin to circle each other in a story that takes a mirror to our society’s obsession with heroes and vigilantes and begins to consider the actual reality of the justice audiences see in comic books and in the movies.
The company has been training in parkour and learning all kinds of stage combat to create virtuosic fight scenes that will be shown in the piece. Tribe of Fools Artistic Director Terry Brennan is directing the show. Mike Cosenza is handling the fight choreography. The cast includes Peter Smith, Kyle Yackoski, Colleen Hughes, Tim Popp, Carolina Millard, Zachary Chiero, and Leah Holleran.
Brennan conceived this piece after encountering two violent attacks in the city -- one near his home and one on Broad Street. Those experiences led him to question how society views violence and the concept for a new work was born.
Check out the Antihero Trailer HERE