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Unbridled Futurism – A Sci-Fi Comedy Rock Show

Photography: Eli Duern

A makendoes Production
Created by Nick Di Gaetano and Teddy Ivanova
Performed by Nick Di Gaetano and friends

Toronto, Ontario
55 minutes | PG


SYNOPSIS

Captain Nick Di Gaetano is an astronaut from an advanced parallel Earth and the only known human being to travel at the Speed of Light. On his ship’s maiden voyage he encounters a Space/Time Anomaly and is sent hurtling into the unknown. Now, along with AI navigator Mission Control, he lives as an inter-dimensional refugee, phasing uncontrollably through infinite realities in search of a way back home to his wife and cat.

Unbridled Futurism features original music, a live band, DIY Video and absurd characters from a Cat/Wizard to The Raccoon King of Toronto in a cosmically comic performance that explores what it means to be human among the vast and indifferent cosmos while letting us know that if you ever thought your life had no meaning – it does now.

“Whether you’re a sci-fi guy or gal, or just a theatre goer looking for a truly original theatrical experience, buy your tickets to Unbridled Futurism right away. The raccoon wars might start tomorrow and you’ll be sorry you missed out.” ★★★★★ – On Stage Ottawa

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SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, February 13 at 9:00pm
FRIDAY, February 14 at 7:00pm
SATURDAY, February 15 at 7:00pm
Arts Court Theatre

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*This year, tickets are a “Pick Your Price” model.  All tickets are general admission and priced at $5, $20, $50 & $75.  Choose your own price, no questions asked.  Read more about it here.


REVEWS & AWARDS

“I wouldn’t be surprised if the songs all make their way onto a Bowie-esque concept album one day soon.” – APT613

“Funny and fleet, the show is also a dark warning to bridle our foolish ways or we’ll unleash an ugly future.” – ArtsFile


THE ARTISTS

Nick Di Gaetano – Creator, Performer, Composer & Producer
Nick Di Gaetano is a Dora and Rideau Award-Winning comedian and musician whose performance/creation career includes clown shows, puppet shows, improv shows, shows for children, punk/hardcore bands, performance art, video game voices, sound designs and a ton of original music for stage, film and recorded mediums. He lives in the absurd place where weird, sad and irreverent make sweet love to one another and is a self-described professional collaborator and renaissance (hu)man. He is the Artistic Producer with makesndoes, the Co-Artistic Director of Mi Casa Theatre in Ottawa, an Associate Artist with The Old Trout Puppet Workshop in Calgary and a Resident Artist at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre in Toronto.

Teddy Ivanova – Producer, Stage Manager & Performer
Teddy Ivanova is an actor, writer, improviser, and puppeteer who has toured across Canada collaborating on theatre, sketch comedy, improv, dance, and interdisciplinary projects. She is an Artistic Producer with makesndoes and is an Associate Artist with The Old Trout Puppet Workshop who’s credits include: The Unlikely Birth of Istvan, Trunk Puppet, The Tooth Fairy and their newest production Jabberwocky. Other credits include: Inclement Weather (Mi Casa Theatre), Snapshot (Gruppo Rubato) and Radioheaded 1+2 (One Yellow Rabbit). She is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a BFA in Theatre.