One-Act Solo Storytelling Show
In this high-octane solo storytelling, a naive young man’s prayer to the Gods is stolen by aliens who clone his girlfriend and trick him into stealing a baby for them. Actor-storyteller Sean A. Mulvihill embodies numerous characters and creates lush and detailed environments using just his voice and body.
The show is introduced by Mulvihill as a “true” story that was told to him over tea by an elderly couple who were still in love, and they recounted this particular story to help Sean unlock the secrets of what it means to be truly devoted to another person.
In preparation for the creation–at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy–the performer studied storytelling and acting for nearly two years. The training included physical and vocal training disciplines such as clown, mime, polyphonic singing, Laban movement work, and contact improv, which allowed the training in story creation to reach an audience in a highly stylized form. Sean also studied acrobatics with Flic Circus School in Torino, Italy in preparation.
Here is an excerpt from the show:
Show Credits / Specs:
Cast…Sean A. Mulvihill
Direction…Sean A. Mulvihill
Produced at Accademia dell’Arte, Arezzo, Italy
Running time…22 minutes
Audience: All ages
Tech needs: basic stage lighting
Special Thanks to: Gianni Bruschi, Jon Kellam, Soo Jung Hwang, Bob Shryock, Michele Bottini, Scott McGhee