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Song About Himself by Mickle Maher

18 September 2016

“HEARTBREAKING and HILARIOUS in equal measure. ”

— Chicago Tribune

Song about himself by Mickle MaherCapital T presents

Song About Himself

by Mickle Maher

Directed by Mark Pickell

October 27-November 19

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

Mickle Maher sets his latest funny and absurd futuristic thriller in a dystopian future where the Internet has been efectively destroyed by viruses and malware, and people communicate in little more than grunts and mumbles.

Looking for human interaction of any kind, Carol a woman made extraordinary by her ability to speak relatively clearly, signs into a mysterious social media site created by a rogue artificial intelligence within the Web itself, only to and that, strangely, she is its only member. The secrets she uncovers there will either cure or break her lonely heart.

The all-star cast includes Katherine Catmull, Jason Phelps, and Ken Webster and is directed by two-time Austin Critics Table Award and B. Iden Payne Award winning director Mark Pickell.

Capital T Theatre is proud to present the regional premiere of SONG ABOUT HIMSELF.  All three previous  Cap T productions of Maher’s work, THE STRANGERER, THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS, and SPIRITS TO ENFORCE were nominated for Best Comedy by the Austin Critics Table Awards.  

Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes without intermission.  

Cast

Katherine Catmull

Jason Phelps

Ken Webster

Mickle Maher – Playwright

Mickle Maher is a cofounder of Theatre Oobleck, and has been a playwright/adaptor/translator for 20 years. He has authored eight plays for Oobleck, including The Strangerer (funded by a grant from Creative Capital), Spirits to Enforce, There is a Happiness That Morning Is and The Hunchback Variations. Other plays include Cyrano (translator) and The Cabinet for Redmoon Theater, and Lady Madeline for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Maher’s works have been produced throughout the country and in Europe.

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