Orange Augustus / Herschel
Orange Augustus has been performing for the last two years all around New York City. Members of the team have been featured and trained at the Magnet Theater, the UCB and PIT theaters. They like Student Driver very much and suggest you see their set as well.
Eons ago, by some force random or deliberate, life began. Evolution altered the very nature of that life. The slow, measured burn of change; the savage and brutal reality of life and pain, the dying of the old with the birth of the new. Through this looking glass, in the distance of space and stars, an infinite universe sprawling, something crashes through light and sound waves to make itself known to you. It can't be made out...it's a word...
Busted and bruised along a path of treacherous turns, the entity staggers forward. An unyielding sun scorching the skin of our wayward traveler and melts the days to weeks...months...years. Onward presses the orphaned bastard of comedy, tripping over rock-bed creeks, straggled branches and a wandering mind. The mind of a vagabond; the most dangerous obstacles, of course, are the ones you put in front of yourself. Then, as if willed or destined, eyes dance upon a sedimentary rock on the ground and the moniker crudely carved into it...
A brotherhood forged in fire; shared failure, success culminates in the manifestation of trust. Bold, creative, fearless. The connection of synapse to synapse; for pleasure yours and ours. Moments of joy and horror dance like flames. Weight shift creaks. Pursed lips and the widening whites of eyes. Feel and hear their lean. A boom. A white noise purging shower of laughter. Despair. Love. Friendship. Betrayal. Rinse and repeat. Alternate in hot and cool water, and then, through bloodshot eyes and steamed air, something is transposed against a frigid wintery window pane. It's...it's a name...
When cities are meticulously built for your pleasure and ruthlessly burned for ours...your heart has been manipulated. Your body has been re-engineered. Your mind has been compromised.
Herschel. A long-form improvisation troupe.
The Peoples Improv Theater (View)
123 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010