“Winners and Losers hits the bull’s-eye…a sly, utterly successful production.”-Village Voice
WINNERS AND LOSERS
Created and performed by Marcus Youssef and James Long
Produced by Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre in association with Crow’s Theatre
RUNS: March 24-26 -- ONE WEEKEND ONLY!
"Winners and Losers" is a staged conversation performance piece in which theatre artists and long-time friends, Marcus Youssef and James Long, sit at a table and play a game they made up called ‘winners and losers’. In it, they name people, places or things – Tom Cruise, their fathers, rainforests, druids, etc. – and debate whether these things are winners or losers. Is Joe Biden a loser? Is Kanye West a winner? What about microwave ovens, Goldman Sachs or Mexico? With debate subjects updated for every city, what starts out as a friendly competition between friends quickly becomes personal as they unpack layers of privilege, class and status each seeking to defeat the other.
This production is the second in Artists Rep’s new FRONTIER SERIES, curated by Jerry Tischleder, which features internationally acclaimed artists who are breaking new ground in theatrical creation and presentation. This inaugural season features innovative works by internationally acclaimed artists from London, Vancouver, B.C. and Los Angeles. Next up: RODNEY KING by Roger Guenveur Smith April 21-23.
Video design by ShutterSky Pictures
Music by Broke For Free
Video footage by OnTheBoardsTV and provided by Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre