This one sounds neat - a stage adaptation of Kurt Vennegut's THE EUPHIO QUESTION. Press release below.
A young physicist discovers radio frequencies coming from empty spots in outer space, that – when amplified and rebroadcast – have a powerful effect on human beings who hear them: pure and total euphoria. Questions are raised about the commodifying of tranquility, the ethics of exploiting such an effect, and the nature and balance of human happiness.
A classic sci-fi story by one of the 20th century’s most beloved black humourists comes to life in a collaborative local stage production. Adapted for the stage from the 1951 short story included in Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House, THE EUPHIO QUESTION uses exclusive music from Vancouver psychedelic rock group SUNNY POMPEII, including both unreleased and established songs, which combine with movement choreography by Jen Cole of Vancouver’s GIVE ME BRILLIANCE. THE EUPHIO QUESTION is adapted and directed by UBC English Literature student Matt Clarke, director of recent theatre productions The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Cultch, Playing For Advantage for the Edmonton Fringe Fest, and the music video for Said The Whale’s “Lines”.
October 2nd – October 7th, 2012 at Carousel Theatre
Tickets $15 at the door.