Up and Down Theatre Company presents their annual satirical musical review, a playful, eclectic evening of original sketches and songs about America.
Written by and starring comediennes Kate Chavez and Lindsey Hope Pearlman alongside Santa Fe jazz piano favorite Robin Holloway.
The show is presented in an old-fashioned “salon” style. Come on out for a sneak peek at what this local, rising comedy trio has been up to this fall. Up & Down is a collaboration that was born out of the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) in London, England. As three of only five American students at the school, they discovered a unique, shared perspective as Americans abroad. “One of the provocations we were given at school was to examine our own culture and discover the idiosyncrasies,” says actress/writer Kate Chavez. “We found that we shared a comedic sensibility and decided to collaborate once we all returned to the States.” “There’s a lot to laugh about when you look at American culture,” adds Pearlman. Using Obama’s 2010 State of the Union’s invocation that we must “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-hustle the rest of the world in order to win the future,” Up & Down found comedic inspiration by imagining how Americans might do just that. Winning the Future has been ongoing since fall 2011, and this year’s offering will feature a mix of classic Up & Down favorites with brand new material.