Loud and an­gry Space­ship Men

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - SAM SMALLBONE

THREE Amer­i­can co­me­di­ans are set to take to the stage at the Clink Theatre later this month to per­form their new show, Space­ship Man.

The Sound and Fury trio - Richard Mar­itzer, Pa­trick Her­camp and Ryan Adam Wells - are mas­ters of im­pro­vi­sa­tion and tour the world to­gether per­form­ing genre par­ody plays cov­er­ing a range of di­verse top­ics such as physics, lit­er­a­ture and pol­i­tics.

They are cur­rently per­form­ing at the Ade­laide Aus­tralia Fringe Fes­ti­val for the fourth time and will be trav­el­ling to Port Dou­glas be­fore head­ing to the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val.

The new play, Space­ship Man, is about a ma­jor Cyrus ’Cy’ Fie who comes out of re­tire­ment to travel to Mars to stop a rogue of­fi­cer who’s taken the law into his own hands.

Ac­tor Richard Mar­itzer per­formed at the Clink Theatre two years ago and is long­ing for an­other visit to Port Dou­glas.

“Space­ship Man is a three- man show do­ing a lot style com­edy with lots of cos­tume changes and no fourth wall so we are con­stantly talk­ing to the au­di­ence through­out the show,” he said.

“It is a par­ody of ev­ery science fic­tion movie through­out time and I play Wil­liam Shat­ner through­out the en­tire show.”

The play is full of funny “one lin­ers” and dou­ble en­ten­dres and the trio thrive off in­ter­ac­tion with the au­di­ence dur­ing per­for­mances.

Ac­tor Ryan Adam Wells is look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing the show here in Port Dou­glas.

“I think it is a fan­tas­tic show. If you are a fan of science fic­tion than you are go­ing to be so re­warded by it,” he said.

“We re­ally take the piss out of ev­ery science fic­tion movie ever made.

“Even if you are not a science fic­tion fan you are re­ally go­ing to have a fun time watch­ing the show.”

They will be per­form­ing at the Port Dou­glas Clink Theatre on March 25 and 26.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the Junc­tion Café on Front Street in Moss­man and at the Tour Desk Kiosk out­side Coles in Port Dou­glas for $25 each.

Two free tick­ets to the show on Fri­day 25 are up for grabs for the first caller on 0437 367 868.

Ham­ming it up: Richard Mar­itzer, Pa­trick Her­camp and Ryan Adam Wells

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