In Mrs. Perfect! A 10-Minute Episodic Rock Musical in a Van! Episode One: "The Unexpected Visit of Evil!," an ex -super heroine disgraced from her "indie" superhero community, finds herself drawn back into the "Super Game" by her old arch lady villains to fight a new common enemy: her ex and only love, Mr. Perfect. But in this age of superhero inequality can these lady super heroes and villains get it together to unite and throw down with the "big boys" or are they doomed to remain side kicks forever? All staged in a van, which at once transforms into everything from an invisible jet to Super Island, Mrs. Perfect digs deep into a timely but timeless issue with crazy humor, puppets, and oh yeah, rock songs.
Mrs. Perfect! A 10-Minute Episodic Rock Musical in a Van! Episode One: "The Unexpected Visit of Evil!" will run June 10 - July 1, 2011, Friday and Saturday between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm, as part of The Comic Book Theater Festival in a van parked near The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn). Tickets ($5) may be purchased online at www.bricktheater.com or by calling 866-811-4111.
Crystal Skillman has been dubbed "an indie trailblazer" by BroadwayWorld.com. Her play The Vigil or The Guided Cradle won the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-Length Script and was hailed as "timely and incisive" by Martin Denton of NYTheatre.coM. Adam McGovern of Comic Critique recently praised her short play The Killer High as "this season's top rate-getter...a schoolyard shooter whose title's subtext of uncut adrenaline/sugar mainline is bracingly skin-deep." Skillman unmasks the struggles and celebrates the ingenuity of female superheroes in Mrs. Perfect! A 10-Minute Episodic Rock Musical in a Van! Episode One: "The Unexpected Visit of Evil!," one of her two productions in the Comic Book Theater Festival. The other, Action Philosophers, is her adaptation of the award-winning comic book series by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey.
Directed by James David Jackson, Mrs. Perfect! will star Jody Christopherson, Samantha Duncan and Leon Pease.
Theatre in a VAN! is a new theatrical initiative to produce work in vehicles parked on the streets of New York City. To date Theatre in a VAN! has produced four 10-20 minute plays including a new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's The Elephant Calf and three original musicals. The Greenpoint Gazette raves that Theatre in a VAN! is "making theaTre Cool again." For more information, visit www.theatreinavan.com.