Wear and Tear
by The Back Pack

Apr. 04 - Apr. 20
Thursdays-Sundays

Wear and Tear is a fast-paced movement-based comedy extravaganza creatively combining non-spoken performance, music, dance, and media, this time plopped in the round, for an “all sides are our good side” viewing experience. The Back Pack’s imaginative style has been described as: “a live action cartoon”, “unmatched in its cleverness”, and “pure entertainment that will leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart”.

Wear and Tear is a series of pieces of original work pulled into a single evening. Their unique brand of story telling features line drawings on large pads of paper strapped to the performers.  The Back Pack also welcomes aboard lighting design extraordinaire, Jacqueline Sindelar, who will be working her magic to blast them off to new a new dimension of dance theatre bliss. 

 

(photos by Pete Belcher)

 

The Back Pack is Pete Betcher, Katie Kohler, Justin Morley, and Jeremiah Rosenberger.

The show is kids-of-all-ages friendly.

The Back Pack is a dance comedy troupe that has been together performing whimsical non-spoken sketch shows on stage since their days at The University of Montana, beginning in 2008.  All of their work is original; created and performed entirely by the four members of the group.  They have been awarded two B. Iden Payne awards, four Best of Fest accolades by Frontera Fest, and was among the Top 4 recognized acts in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The Back Pack currently creates in East Austin and performs on stages in Austin and in festivals around the country.   

The Back Pack Presents series is focused on workshopping new and old work in repertoire from season to season.  We use this model to explore new mediums, collaborate with other artists, reach more audience, and ultimately live to our full potential as performers.  Mediums include, but are not limited to, clowning, puppetry, shadows, animation, foley, music composition, video, stop motion, and whatever else their hearts desire. 


Wear and Tear
by The Back Pack ensemble
The Back Pack

Thursdays-Sundays,
April 04 - April 20, 2019
Whisenhut Stage
1510 Toomey Road
Zach Theatre
Austin, TX, 78704

Performances take place on the Whisenhunt Stage at Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road, ATX 78704. April 4th through 20th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm.

There will be drinks available on site. Purchasing a ticket before the show will reserve you a seat at a first come first seated basis. Remaining seats will be given to those purchasing tickets at the door.

No need to bring proof of purchase. If you receive an emailed receipt, we will have you on the list at the door. Simply give us your name, and we'll show you to your seats.

Bring your friends, have a beer, we love you.

Performances take place on the Whisenhunt Stage at Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road, ATX 78704. April 4th through 20th, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm.

Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Tickets are $15 plus service fee, available online HERE.

 

For more information, email howdy@thebkpk.com

Photo credits: Pete Betcher