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 Lynne Cullen and Kurt Kish – bringing their engaging blend of storytelling and music to PortFringe for the second time.
Artist: Lynne Cullen & Kurt Kish
Show: The King and The Corpse
Description: “How did I get here?” That’s what King Vikram asks himself in this 1,000-year-old tale from Northern India. The king must trudge through a graveyard with an animated corpse on his back. The lively corpse offers a series of paradoxical stories to the king… and if he does not answer, his head will explode! Told by Lynne Cullen with a Bollywood-style electric guitar score arranged and played by Kurt Kish, this is a journey of adventure, horror… and enlightenment.
Tell us something we might not know about you/your company and your PortFringe show.
Kurt: I have interjected elements of Death/Doom Metal into the musical score.
Lynne: In some ways, this is a “buddy picture”. I can hear the voiceover now: “One’s a King. One’s an animated corpse.”
What are you most looking forward to about PortFringe 2014?
Kurt: The variety of artistry
Lynne: Following my little chart of “must-see” shows all over Portland.
Lobster or Steak? Discuss.
Kurt: Steak- ‘cuz , ummm… I don’t know.
Lynne: Lobster. You never bite into gristle when you’re eating a crustacean.
SEE LYNNE CULLEN & KURT KISH’S “THE KING AND THE CORPSE” AT PORTFRINGE 2014!
Thursday, June 26 at 7:00pm – Geno’s Rock Club (21+)
Saturday, June 28 at 3:00pm – Geno’s Rock Club (21+)
for more information about PortFringe, visit www.portfringe.com