SHOW TITLE: The Most Dangerous Game
PRODUCER: Sheep Theater
SHOW DESCRIPTION: Hunting is the name of the game, “The Most Dangerous Game” that it is! A comedic retelling of a classic thriller about a hunter named Rainsford who becomes the hunted when trapped on the island of Count Zaroff.
WHAT CAUGHT MY INTEREST: Joey Hamburger is a funny writer who has written funny things in the past that I found funny.
INTERVIEWEE: Joey Hamburger (playwright)
Just who do you think you are, anyway?
My name is Joey Hamburger and I work with my best friends Michael Hugh Torsch and Iris Rose Page to make up Sheep Theater. We’ve produced seven original shows as a company.
So what’s the big idea?
The Most Dangerous Game is about a really good hunter named Sanger Rainsford who gets ship wrecked and lands on the island of count Zaroff who’s this guy who likes hunting – a little too much – and he really wants Rainsford to hunt with him, but Rainsford is like “what do you hunt?” and Zaroff’s like, “oh boy!”
How did you come up with a screwy idea like that?
The Most Dangerous Game is a cool story with lots of good details that really stand out. I think it’s funny how we go our whole lives never really knowing what it’s like to be hunted on an island so I wanted to bring that experience to an audience.
Why should I care?
It’s funny, it’s dark, it’s physical, it’s fast, it’s loud, and overall it’s a great company to work with and perform with and that comes through in the work. I’ve got five words for you: Jacob Mobley, Robb Goetzke, Michael Hugh Torsch, Iris Rose Page, and musicians Willow Waters and Kellen Parkinson.
Justify your show’s existence in haiku form.
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