The cast includes:
– Mario Savio: Gabrielle Calixte, NYC actor, playing Mrs. Jefferson, “Seasons” soloist and Bag lady in RENT
– Edward Snowden: Solomon Peck, NYC actor, now playing Tom Collins in RENT
– President Vladimir Putin: Bragan Thomas, Provincetown playwright and actor
– President Barack Obama: Kevin Doherty, Provincetown actor
– Musical Director: John Thomas
Multi-media artist Jay Critchley presents a staged reading of his new experimental musical, PLANET SNOWVIO, a benefit for the theater. The one-act play is based on the meeting of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Mario Savio, leader of the Free Speech Movement (FSM), which transformed political and anti-war protests nation-wide and beyond. On their journey to PLANET SNOWVIO they encounter Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama. This political satire is sprinkled with humorous interpretations of classic pop songs.
Critchley is a multi-media performance artist based in Provincetown, MA whose work and activism have traversed the globe, showing in Argentina, Japan, England, Holland, Germany, Columbia, France and Spain. He was recently featured on LOGO TV and BBC/UK. His 2011 exhibition in Chelsea, NYC received key reviews in the New York Times, The New Yorker and the Village Voice. Toilet Treatments, won an HBO Award at Provincetown Film Festival. He runs the annual fundraiser, Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, set for September 6, 2014.