Four Actors Feature

Four Actors in Search of A Moment

Written and directed by Jeff Nichols

The latest version of Four Actors employs a highly physicalized movement style developed in rehearsal by Jeff Nichols and Off-Leash Area‘s Jennifer Ilse.  Live music by members of The Poor Nobodys and a solo dance by Jennifer Ilse complete the performance event surrounding hapless actors: Adam Scarpello, Jody Bee, Eric Cohen, and Karen Elaine Massey.


Bereft of identity and personal gravity, four actors are lost on the stage.  Filling their time with theatre games, switching roles, word-play, and their own twisted versions of classics, the four gradually reclaim memories of their real selves.  A comic journey to self-realization in the guise of a theatrical reality, Four Actors in Search of a Moment follows a script to its logical conclusion, then abandons it.


Venue: Fallout Arts Studio 3 – 2601 2nd Ave South, Mpls

Dates: Friday & Satuday, Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23

Time: 9 pm Music by members of The Poor Nobodys; 9:45 pm The Play

Tickets: $12-15 cash at door OR visit to pre-order


Jennifer Ilse as The Great Spirit

Adam Scarpello as Stage Directions

Jody Bee as Hears Well

Eric Cohen as Always Listening

Karen Elaine Massey as Echobell

Directed by: Jeff Nichols

Movement Consultant: Jennifer Ilse

Lighting Design: Ben Kolis

Reviews & Articles

Click here’s “Four Actors” review

Click here Paul Herwig’s audience review

Click here MN Daily feature article


Click here Preview Video

Click here Blog post #1 – “Four Actors in Search of A Moment”

Click here Blog post #2 – “New Work”


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