Mac Welch returns to the Teatro LATEA One Festival (where he performed Elvis Has Left the Building last spring) with his one-man show, Zero Population Growth. Welch wrote the play and plays five different characters, each monologue shining a light on social issues throughout daily life. The monologues featured are:
WELCOME TO FUNLAND:
Welcome to Funland! A.K.A Earth. Come along as Casey the entertainment host introduces you to what he refers to as “The Milky Way’s most exciting industrial style theme resort…the planet Earth."
OUT OF MY COLD DEAD HANDS:
Bill loves his pistol just as much as he loves his trailer in the hills of West Virginia and he’ll be Goddamned if someone is going to try and take it from him.
Meet Anthony Carletti, the wannabe ladies man. Anthony is a loud, rude, crude, chain-smoking “mook” who wants nothing more than to take woman back to his mother’s house for a night of steamy pleasure.
HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Jessie is having a bad day. No, Jessie is having a bad existence--alienated from his family, no real friends to speak of, distrusting of most people--until one day he meets the love of his life. Suddenly Jessie’s life is turned upside down, but is he able to handle it?
GIVE US ONE MORE CHANCE:
Ernie Baranek just may end up being the savior of our planet. As aliens loom outside our solar system, this sci-fi fanatic and porn afficionado takes a stand against these unwanted guests a by sitting down to write a scathing email about their intentions.
Written and performed by Mac Welch
Directed by Mike Hull
Costume Design by Brenda Welch
Lighting and Sound Design by Amber Malott
Mac will perform Zero Population Growth on Saturday, April 14th at 5pm, and on Saturday, April 21st at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance on Smarttix.com, $20 at the door. Teatro Latea theater is located at 107 Suffolk Street in Manhattan, second floor.
Hope to see you there!