Green Investigates Corrupt Interplanetary Elections!
So our hero, Green, is a lonely human on futuristic Planet Mumbai Forest, where homo sapiens arent welcome. Arrested for performing his trademark physical poetry (dont ask), Green is turned over to the mutant Commander Crush, who discovers that the hapless mortal is a talented mimic, andrescuing Green from the dreaded Oxygen Farmsassigns him to the security team of Atlas Anderson, a candidate in a corrupt interplanetary election. Green impersonates Anderson (literally: they swap bodies) during debates with a sinister rival from Planet Shanghai Bank. Fast forward a few light years, throw in the intervention of a good-hearted prisoner, and a threatened galactic corporate takeover is foiled, then Green set free.
Got that? I didnt even mention the gay Scottish mercenary. If youre struggling, picture this: Chris Harcum plays all these roles and more in his new solo show, Greenbopping around a bare stage to embody aliens, humans, and robots. Its like watching the excited antics of a kid cooped up in his room too long: first cute, then bafflingly bizarre.
Harcum gestures to current eventsimmigration, globalizationbut hurtles through too many plot convolutions to provoke any insights. Hes an agile performer, traversing imaginary solar systems with gusto, but he needs rescuing from the outer limits of sci-fi inanity.
Written and performed by Chris Harcum
220A East 4th Street
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