You need to meet RussELL.
Feast of friends presents:
October 11th 12th and 13th at Calgary's newest Art Collective - NVRLND
1048 21 Avenue Southeast
Calgary, AB, T2G 1N2
Doors 7:30 pm Show 8pm
Pay What You Can (suggested donation $20+)
35 seats per night so sign up, show up and get on the list
“Everything that’s ever happened was supposed to happen, because it happened. Just sayin’.”
Russell is the beefy liquor store clerk who has never smiled at you. He’s the cousin of a friend you just shared a case of Kokanee with in a suburban man cave. He’s the guy at the sports bar talking louder than the music at a table of friends for 45 minutes without pause. You know him.
Kris Demeanor, songwriter, actor and former Calgary Poet Laureate, first developed the character of Russell for One Yellow Rabbit’s ‘Calgary I Love You But You’re Killing Me’, and now is presenting a one act show in which Russell complains, philosophizes, loves, builds an empire, plots revenge, and sings songs in the personas of his two favourite bands, Chainheart and ‘Hermanos Hasta la Muerte’ (Brothers Til Death). There are obstacles, but Russell for the most part survives and flourishes in a world built for him. Russell ping-pongs between song, spoken word, monologue and the eating of chicken wings in a tragicomedy for these times and this place. Russell ‘gets along with everybody’, until he doesn’t.