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NCSU Center Stage to present Edinburgh Fringe Festival multi-award winner: LEO (the Anti-Gravity Show)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2014 -- NC State University, Raleigh, NC

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Tulbert, mktulber@ncsu.edu
919-513-3028 (direct line, not for publication)

 

PRESS PHOTOS: http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/media/gallery.html

 

 

Tuesday-Sunday, March 18-23, 2014, NCSU Center Stage presents LEO, a mind-bending, funny, surreal, and surprisingly touching theatre work that challenges the senses and tests perceptions of reality through the clever interplay of live performance and high-tech video projection. Universally appealing to adults and children, LEO leaves audience members wondering which way is up and which way is down.

 

LEO is the unusual journey of an otherwise ordinary man whose world becomes physically unhinged. As time passes Leo becomes increasingly aware that all may not be what it seems. Leo’s reaction to his situation evolves from alarm and insecurity to curiosity and eventually to playfulness. Having explored his dreams and desires and exercised his lust for life, Leo’s final odyssey is the most important of all...the quest for freedom.

 

Winner of several major awards at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival (including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Three Weeks Editors Award and the Scotsman Fringe First Award), LEO has gone on to dazzle audiences and critics in New York, Berlin, Montreal, London, Moscow, Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney and in countries all around the world. In August 2013, LEO made an unprecedented third run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

 

LEO is produced by Y2D Productions (Canada) in association with Chamäleon Productions (Germany).

All ages. Run time: approximately 65 minutes.

 

Tickets and Show Times

Tuesday-Sunday, March 18-23, 2014

Tue-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 5pm & 8pm, Sun at 3pm

Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave, Raleigh (NC State University)

 

Box office: 919-515-1100 or online: go.ncsu.edu/leo

$18-$28, $5 NC State students

 

 


Artist Press Kit

[PDF Download] LEO press kit >

 

 


Videos

30-second trailer: http://vimeo.com/81454445

 

 

Longer video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGpqNUQuKR4

 

 


Press Quotes

“Gravity-defying spectacle”

– The New York Times

 

“LEO is an eye-teasing, grin-inducing, deeply impressive work of sustained absurdist magic.”

– Time Out New York

 

“It's unusual to hear so many childlike gasps of sheer delighted astonishment in a theatre. LEO is a little eye candy for the jaded gaze.”

– Village Voice

 

“A brilliant, funny, and sweet duet for one man and that man’s video-projected doppelgänger...The beauty of LEO may stem from an illusion, but it sure feels like magic.”

– The Boston Globe

 

 

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

 

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