1 MAN WITH 4 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TELLING SATIRICAL STORIES
Gather around as The Pale Gypsy shares truly incredible stories from his Book of Tall Tales!
Full of oddball characters and humor, and accompanied by a classic-rock inspired original music score, The Pale Gypsy's Traveling Musical Revue takes the audience on a journey that will bring them on a ride-along with some benevolent buccaneers, explore the mysteries of love, and uncover the secrets of a hidden forest. It's 60 minutes of storytelling in its age-old tradition created for a modern audience, and is (hopefully) the cool glass of water everyone could use right now!
“The Pale Gypsy” is a semi-fictional persona that the show's creator, Chris Murphy, uses to present the wide variety of stories, subjects, and music that comprise his Traveling Revue. Although this is his Fringe debut, Chris is no stranger to writing and performing. A member of SAG/AFTRA for almost twenty years, he found early success in the San Francisco Bay Area getting roles in independent films, and voice acting for both Sony Playstation and Xbox gaming platforms. However, prioritizing parenting above all, Chris stepped away from the demands of auditioning to focus on being a decent father to his incredible son, which still allowed him to express himself creatively while he honed his skills writing and producing everything from original music to sketch comedy.
His son grown and out of state, Chris has recently been living in Northern California where he has continued to write, produce, direct, and perform while working with local arts and educational organizations serving as a member of various boards of directors and committees, all concerned with expanding arts education. Chris is most proud of the work he has done throughout Butte County as a Trauma Informed Teaching Artist working in under-served, rural communities, and with at-risk youth.
However, the impact of COVID has shifted his trajectory once again. Sitting in isolation, watching the world unravel, the creative voice within him spurned Chris to action. His response is the Traveling Musical Revue. With it, he hopes to bring a positive, direct, communal experience to folks through laughter and music. Although it is full of some of the goofiest material he's ever produced, Chris believes it's just what the doctor ordered! Like he tells his students, “What we do on stage gives the audience something important, even if it's through the dumbest slapstick comedy ever made!”
(NOTE: Material is intended for a mature-ish audience. Recommended 16+)