News: "Cemetery Golf" Comes to FRIGID 2020

Jim Loucks. Photo by Jeff Burkle
The 2020 FRIGID Festival is now underway, with performances at the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks in the East Village. In our coverage of this annual showcase for storytellers, solo shows, and short works, we will also be highlighting some of the productions on offer. Next up is Cemetery Golf.

Where: UNDER St. Marks
94 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10009

When: 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27
2:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 29
8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4
5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5
5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7


What: Solo performer and playwright Jim Loucks brings his Southern storytelling style to the 2020 FRIGID Festival with his one-man show Cemetery Golf , directed by Lisa Chess.

After playing to critical acclaim around the country, Loucks is bringing his rollicking, heartfelt solo performance to New York in a way that only he can, through the eyes of a little boy growing up surrounded by baptisms (dunk, not sprinkle), the constant worry of the Rapture coming when you aren’t paying attention, and the terrifying fear of being the only one who doesn’t believe.

Preacher’s kid Loucks draws from his own Southern childhood for this one-man show that follows a hellfire-and-brimstone Southern Baptist preacher and his family through golf in the cemetery, an altercation with a Hare Krishna, and jumpin’-up-on-the-front-pew-and-wavin’-your-Bible-style sermons.

Loucks, who grew up in South Georgia, began his theatre career in summer stock at the Highlands Playhouse in North Carolina, and now lives in Venice, CA, has traveled the country with his three solo shows Cemetery Golf, The Biscuiteater, and Booger Red, which have had successful runs at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA, United Solo in NYC, Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, FronteraFest in Austin, and the Fringe Festivals in Boulder, Oahu, Hollywood, San Francisco, Orlando, San Diego, Cincinnati, Chicago, Scranton, Tucson, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Houston. Loucks won "Best Solo Show" at Tucson Fringe for The Biscuiteater and at Houston Fringe for Booger Red.

According to Mark Collins (Boulder Daily Camera), “Georgia-native Jim Loucks’ animated personal memoir performance is a gem… Loucks plays a handful of characters in authentic, detailed and often amusing fashion. But what makes “Cemetery Golf” special is that there’s love in the portraits…”

Tickets: $20 available at www.frigid.nyc and www.jimloucks.com.

Keep checking back here throughout this week for more FRIGID Festival news and reviews.

FRIGID 2020 Reviews on Thinking Theater NYC
Blockbuster Guy
Cetology
Laser Comedy Show
Mother Leeds
And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet
A Southern Fairytale

Other FRIGID 2020 listings on Thinking Theater NYC
The 500 List
Artaud Marat
Artisanal Intelligence
Beneath the Bikini
Closed Circuit
Delirium
Finding Fellini
Jaxx & Lolo: A Friendship Story
Magnetic Dragons
Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter
A Southern Fairytale
The Stands
Story Time with Joey Rinaldi
This Feeling

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