The Generic Males’ multi-award-winning Off-Broadway show returns to give us just what we need: another god-damn show about men. It’s fathers & sons, it’s war & death. It takes us into the beating heart of the failing patriarchy as it descends into acrobatic absurdity…
Audience Participation: An audience member is selected to read the opening of the show.
Mature Language: Infrequent bad language throughout.
Sexual Content: There is a parental sex talk and the word “rape” is used.
Described by The Orlando Weekly as “Cirque du Soleil meets Samuel Beckett with a dash a Monty Python”. You’ll laugh out loud, you’ll cry your ass off, you’ll bury those feelings deep inside and never speak of them again. Ugh…men…
Winner of the “International Fringe Encore Series”, Three “Best of the Fest” awards as well as “Critics Choice Best Show” at Orlando Fringe and “Outstanding Production” at Ottawa Fringe, a “Jenny” in Winnipeg and “Media Pick” with a 5 out of 5 star review in Edmonton have made PUSH Physical Theatre’s masculinity satire an international sensation. Are we just watching a couple of petty idiots or is this the most insightful piece of theatre of the 21st century? …No Can you bring kids? Probably… There are some swears one awkward conversation between a father and son about consent. If it were a movie it would probably be a PG 13. The underlying message for boys and girls is positive and thoughtful – there will be lots to talk about on the ride home.
Critical acclaim for Generic Male: Just What We Need, Another Show About Men: “Like Cirque du Soleil meets Samuel Beckett with a dash of Monty Python…I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never seen an acrobatic clowning show as cleverly complex as Generic Male…This pair doesn’t merely break through the fourth wall; they tear it down entirely and dance merrily on the rubble.” (Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly, 2022).
“This is the type of inventive, thought-provoking, relevant art the Fringe was made for… Darren Stevenson and Ashley Jones of PUSH Physical Theatre combine playfulness, theater of the absurd, social commentary, strength and grace to create a mesmerizing look at nothing less than the patriarchy. But this is no rant; this is true art.” (Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 2022)
“Macho competition, absurd immaturity, touching emotion, all displayed through incredible movements…This show stays with you – you’ll find yourself turning over moments in your mind hours or even days later… it’s no wonder it’s award winning and has already traveled to other Fringes around the globe.” (Samara Caplan & Laura Gauthier, apt613.ca, 2022)