THE PIZZICATO EFFECT
featuring Brendan Hughes
Diagrams, theories and preposterous arcana collide
Boston native Brendan Hughes returns to the Massachusetts stage after a six year absence to present The Pizzicato Effect, a live, unholy mash-up of equal parts TED Talk, stand-up and 21st-century tilting at windmills.
Deploying diagrams, theories and preposterous arcana, Brendan Hughes delivers comic, ontological mini-lectures drawn from the darkest corners of Wikipedia...from Euclid’s drug-induced perfect rectangle to Plato’s penchant for name-dropping, from Julius Caesar’s IT department to Pope Gregory XIII’s time warping proclivities, Miles Davis’s unplayed notes to Wolfgang A. Mozart’s delicious command of restraint... all in a valiant attempt to double-click on the Universe.
Hughes began performing these comic lectures on the Harbor Stage in 2008 when he served as Impresario of the Harbor Stage, a job given to him by then artistic director Jeff Zinn, who is now the Managing Director of Gloucester Stage. He has gone on to perform them in New York and Los Angeles.
One night only
All Tickets are $10
(this event is likely to sell out)
This season is generously sponsored by