The Artificial Island
- 05/13/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/14/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/16/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/20/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/21/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/23/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/27/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/28/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 05/30/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 06/03/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 06/04/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
From the venue:
PushPush Arts Mounts Original Comedy by local Musician
PushPush Arts, an incubator for Atlanta artists, is pleased to announce a world premiere production of Artificial Island written by Atlanta musician Jeffrey Butzer.
The comedy tells the story of a young woman, Penny, who is not doing a great job of growing up. In the middle of her 25th birthday party, she escapes from her barhopping friends to the peace and quiet of a fortune teller where she springs for a quick reading and some insight as to what lies ahead. Neither liking nor agreeing with what she’s been told, Penny finds herself incarcerated for assault.Then things get worse.
In the women’s correctional facility Penny meets several people who desperately need her to reform, and reignite their own hopes for better lives. It’s a lot of pressure on the young woman.
WIth a completely codependent team on her side, Penny manages to find a path forward and with some direct intervention from the devil himself. She manages to launch into a new career, a new life, and maybe a new love.
Butzer’s writing is a fun mix of Being John Malkovich and The Simpsons, and moves quickly to its other-worldly conclusion in roughly 70 minutes.
Scored with original music from Eric Balint, the play features Amanda Goldstein Marks, Freddy Boyd, Zoey Laird, and Laurie Sanii, and is directed by Tim Habeger.