The King & I: a Hunk of Burning LoveSchedule C Productions, Indianapolis, IN
|Running Time||50 minutes|
|First Time?||Returning Participant|
Multimedia, Adult Content,
Adult Language, Elvis Themes
Friday, May 31 @ 9:00pm
Sunday, June 2 @ 3:15pm
Monday, June 3 @ 8:45pm
Wednesday, June 5 @ 9:00pm
Friday, June 7 @ 7:15pm
- The Basics
- About the Artists
Elvis evangelist plunders perils of superstardom with capes and karate.
After Melvin’s grandmother is miraculously lifted from a coma by Elvis’s 1957 Christmas album, he decides the power of the King extends beyond the grave, changes his name to Melvis Praisely, and starts an Elvis evangelical church. Quickly ascending to cult-like superstardom, though, Melvis finds he must plunder the perils of newfound fame with potent pills, shiny capes, and bad karate. Can Melvis overcome the same obstacles faced by his King and still hold onto the heart of his one true love? Takin’ care of business, he’s all shook up like a hunka’ hunka’ burning love. It’s now or never.
Our play received Kickstarter backing from a total stranger just because he loves Elvis. As a resident of Memphis, the backer felt the connection was natural. He said in an email, though, what actually “hooked” him was the image in our promo video of the King naked on a throne.
Schedule C is a diverse group of eclectic artists who have produced a delicious blend of comedy, drama, variety entertainment, and performance art on two continents. After working together in academic, amateur, and professional settings for close to 5 years, these friends and colleagues formed their own company and were proud to make their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007. The "anything goes" attitude of everyone involved in the company is very liberating. Writing and designing shows for fearless performers allow boundaries to be broken in every way imaginable. Plus, there's often liquor, disco, hypnotism, gun-play, an occasional straitjacket escape to keep things fun.
Past Fringe Festivals:
(2007) Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Monkey Boy Saves the Planet, Writer/Director
(2010) Indy Fringe, Puppets Should Speak, Writer/Director/Actor
(2012) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Where Is My Mind?, Writer/Director/Actor
(2012) Indy Fringe, Where Is My Mind?, Writer/Director/Actor
(2012) Chicago Fringe, Where Is My Mind?, Writer/Director/Actor