Friday, September 14, 2012

The Flying Karamazov Brothers

in 4 PLAY at Occidental College


  • Location: Thorne Hall
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Price: $10 - $15
  • Sponsor: Theater
The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Expect the unexpected with The Flying Karamazov Brothers in 4 PLAY. The self-proclaimed eccentric ‘lunatics’ spice things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy,  wild theatrics, and astonishing juggling feats,  that have taken them to Broadway, television, and the big screen.  Formed at UC Santa Cruz in 1973, The Flying Karamazov Brothers describe themselves as ‘multi-faceted new-vaudevillians at the apex of their ambidextrous and alliterative ability.’

But, they are not your father’s wild-haired, flame-throwing, juggling, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers.  The Chicago Reader says, “The Flying Karamazov Brothers’ show is so much fun that anyone you take to see it will want to go to be with you.”  And, the Wall Street Journal says:  “The Karamazovs deliver visual and verbal one-liners, all while creatively tossing about anything they can get their hands on!”

One of their newest members is Oxy’s own Stephen Bent ’09 (Zossima) who joined the Karamazovs during his senior year and still managed to graduate magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  Bent’s childhood juggling hobby had morphed into an obsession by his teen years.  The fact that the music major also plays trombone and sings made him a natural fit for the group, whose artistry is often termed ‘hard to describe’.  (Yes, Stephan can play trombone while juggling.)

Presented by the Department of Theater and the G. William Hume Fellowship for the Performing Arts

Ticket go on sale Monday, August 27.