Linas Phillips

Lasagna or: How I learned to stop slipping towards the prison of permanent darkness
Jan 15 - 18, 2009

Linas Phillips

$18 Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater

Seattle | World Premiere

Lasagna exploits the long-distance friendship between Seattle filmmaker/performer Linas Phillips and Jim Fletcher, one of NYC’s most popular off-Broadway performers. Their video-saturated two-man show explores the boundaries of appropriateness as the duo ruminates on sex, philosophy, spirituality and loneliness. Phillips first gained notoriety as a filmmaker with his award-winning documentary Walking to Werner (2006) and in 2008 premiered his newest film, Great Speeches from a Dying World, at the Seattle International Film Festival. Previously, Phillips honed his talents in NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and as a performer in NYC’s theater and comedy stages. Lasagna marks Phillips’ 1st visit to OtB since performing with 33 Fainting Spells in Our Little Sunbeam in 2004. Fletcher was last seen at OtB in 2007 playing Jay Gatsby in Gatz by Elevator Repair Service.

Also featuring Leah Schrager and a live score by Lori Goldston.

Commissioning and Creative Residency by OtB.

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