one-man nutcracker

Tuesday, May 14|8 p.m.|Die Pumpe | Double Performance with Al Jacobi

Language: English
Running time: approx. 60 min.

by and with CHRIS DAVIS

Imagine the Christmas classic THE NUTCRACKER, a two-hour ballet masterpiece condensed into just one hour. And then imagine that instead of a troupe of over 100 ballerinas, there is only ONE… Award-winning actor and author Chris Davis (THESPIS 2018 participant with ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW) plays and dances everything himself: from Marie and Fritz to the Sugar Plum Fairy. And all in what he says is a “hysterical and surprisingly moving show.”

The idea came to the then 37-year-old actor after attending a classic performance of THE NUTCRACKER: “I thought, ‘What if one person tried to play all these roles?’ That would be really fun and challenging.”

Davis spontaneously decided to take ballet lessons to prepare himself for this challenge. “You will experience the whole story of the Nutcracker,” he promises. “Everything is there, every piece of music, just compressed. It lasts about an hour and is very, very funny.”

Director: Chris Davis



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