News: "Jaxx & Lolo: A Friendship Show" Comes to FRIGID 2020


The 2020 FRIGID Festival is fast approaching, with performances beginning on February 19 at the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks in the East Village. In the lead-up to this annual showcase for storytellers, solo shows, and short works, we will also be highlighting some of the productions on offer. Next up is Jaxx & Lolo: A Friendship Show.

Where: The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10003

When: Saturday, Feb 22nd at 8:20 pmFriday, Feb 28th at 6:50 pm
Monday, March 2nd at 7:10 pm
Thursday, March 5th at 10:30 pm
Saturday, March 7th at 6:40 pm

What: Jaxx & Lolo: A Friendship Show, written and performed by Lauren O’Brien and directed by Christine Renee Miller, mixes dialogue, music, and verse in a poetic solo work inspired by the author’s real-life outsider friendship with punk-poet Jackie Sheeler. Jaxx & Lolo brings the audience along on a surreal and harrowing journey as Lolo battles the threat of Jaxx's suicide. The story is told through dialogue, poetry, song, and flashbacks that give context to their shared history.

O’Brien has been a lifelong artist and activist. She began writing poetry, performing and organizing marches for animal rights as a child. After studying acting at Syracuse University, she began her professional career on tours and in regional theater and was an original member of director Polina Klimovitskaya’s avant-garde theater troupe Terra Incognita. O'Brien credits Klimovitskaya’s “psycho-physical” method as influential in her evolution as an artist.

Jaxx & Lolo is maybe a little Fleabag, and a little The Bell Jar,” says O’Brien. “This work is my way of turning poison into medicine. I experienced heartbreaking loss in the past couple of years, as well as a serious accident. I want to create something beautiful, honest – sometimes even funny – out of that trauma. And, of course I’m thrilled that I get to do that with my director, Christine Renee Miller.”

**Theatergoers should be aware that Jaxx & Lolo deals with delicate, and for some, triggering subject matters.

Ticket Price: $15.00
Tickets can be purchased online at: Https://www.frigid.nyc/events/jaxxandlolo

Keep checking back here throughout February 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
Cemetery Golf
Closed Circuit
Delirium
Finding Fellini
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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