Grand Master Funk
October 27 - November 20, 2022
Where: Lyceum Space
By Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II
A HERBERT SIGUENZA WORLD PREMIERE
The REP’s award-winning Playwright-in-Residence Herbert Siguenza (Bad Hombres/Good Wives, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso) is back with a sci-fi fantasy told in the key of funk.
It’s 1992 and the prolific writer Herbert Isaac and the “Father of Science Fiction” is ill and is putting things in order when he receives a surprise visit from intergalactic travelers to help Isaac re-envision a story that was once hidden away. PFunk—a former resident of Earth—and his protégé Anita have travelled back to have Isaac rewrite and publish a bestseller that will acknowledge the existence of PFunk, the acceptance of Afrofuturism and the saving of a race and dying planet.
Siguenza plays the title role in this world premiere intergalactic comedy, which turns his Culture Clash-style hilarity towards a mash-up of imagination, robotics, publishing, space travel and global warming, all fueled by an infectious ‘70's Funk soundtrack!
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