Theater of Cruelty is a comedy variety show named after the work of French playwright, theater director and actor Antonin Artaud (1896 – 1948), in which Artaud aimed at stripping away the security of the audience and expose the uncomfortable and ambiguous reality underneath.
Performed at the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins Colorado, comedians Ryan Nowell and Erik Lindström gather together talented comedians and performers to create a series of shows that include short films, musical acts, and various forms of experimental comedy that rails against the sycophantic. It's a show for those who appreciate intelligent, authentic, and uncensored humor.
A side note: despite the suspicious nepotism this really is an ingenious series of performances.
Below are a series of promotional photos taken of Ryan and Erik for this month's performance on April 30th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Lyric Cinema Cafe or click here: Lyric Cinema Cafe|Theater of Cruelty
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And just for the hell of it I created an animated gif.