Captain Ambivalence walks onto the stage in his gold boudoir calf-high boots, matching gold glitter bicycle helmet, and gold waist band. He shares the stage with the crazy computer that controls the complex, and binky, the hand that shook the world. But that’s not what this show is about.
What’s this Show About?
Here’s the official version, but I have another take, which I’ll share after this.
“Captain Ambivalent went to sleep back in 2016 and woke up in this underground complex full of secret mutants and traitors controlled by an insane computer with no idea how we got there! And now, he’s been assigned to explain it all in song to you, the heroic survivors of the amnesia gas incident on level 12. Report to your re-education pods for a sidesplitting musical history of the future, the eighties, student debt, unintended consequences, and being replaced by a robot.” — Captain Ambivalent Shows
“The Captain returns taking on mutants, corporations, aliens, and student loans. … Captain Ambivalent’ s catchy songs and clever insights will have you saying to yourself ‘oh yeah, that’s right’ before he moves on to the next part of his nerdy tale. A crowd-pleaser with an accordion, this show is definitely worth seeing…” – Elgin Walkabout
It’s Really About the Lyrics
The show is a tongue-in-cheek, satirical look at the American Landscape since we all fell asleep one night in 2016 and awakened in disbelief, confusion, and despair. Consider a few of the titles to the Captains Songs:
- Unintended Consequences
- Break up with my Corporation
- They are not us; we are all us
- Student Dept
The Show isn’t about the costume, the accordion (very well-played), vocals, or accompanying sound track and visuals. It’s about the lyrics. And that’s why you should go and listen to this show.
Sunday Aug 19th, 1:30PM
Monday Aug 20th, 6:00PM
Friday Aug 24th, 9:00PM
Saturday Aug 25th, 10:30PM