PF14 Artist Snapshot: Kenneth Lamb presents “Bugs”

NOTE: PortFringe will be profiling PF14 Artists and their shows on this blog in the weeks leading up to the festival (June 24-29, 2014). The next snapshot is of local performer and director, Kenneth Lamb and his premiere production of “Bugs” (written by local playwright, Megan Tripaldi).

Artist: Kenneth Lamb
Show: Bugs, by Megan Tripaldi
Description: A slumber party game becomes a fight to the death for three unpleasant children. 

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“Bugs” is a new work written by local theater fixture Megan Tripaldi. The writing and rehearsing process has been highly collaborative; each of the three cast members have brought amazing new ideas to the production. The Bugs of the show are three nicknamed children seemingly trapped in the midst of a pretend military coup, only some of them take the game a little further than intended…or did they?

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By coincidence, “Bugs” is scheduled on the same days as other productions in which the cast and crew are involved. That will be a show in and of itself. On Sunday, June 29th, Megan Tripaldi, Adam Ferguson and Beth Somerville will be in “Untimely Ripped” at Noon at Space, then Megan and Adam will join me for “The Miller’s Tale” at 2:00 at the same venue, and finally we’ll all join Kacy Woodworth at 4:00 for “Bugs" at Portland Stage Storefront. If you see us running around town that day, do me a favor and pass us some water as we sprint by.

Lobster, or Steak? Discuss.

Lobsters are overpriced sea bugs that are gross. I prefer steak. However, lobsters bring us tourist dollars and I referred to them as "Bugs” so, go lobsters!


Thursday, June 26 at 10:00pm – PSC Storefront
Sunday, June 29 at 4:00pm – PSC Storefront

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