The world premiere of Extraordinary Extremities, starring Carlo Adinolfi, is now playing at the SoHo Playhouse. Written and directed by Renee Philippi, the off-Broadway solo show will celebrate an official opening on April 13.
Extraordinary Extremities tells the story of Geppetto, a puppeteer and puppet-maker who recently lose his wife and performing partner. Geppetto attempts to perform solo for the first time, and as things begin to go awry, he finds himself forced to create new scripts, ideas and even limbs. The play, which features an original score by Lewis Flinn, is inspired by an NPR story on Hugh Herr, a biomedical engineer who designs artificial limbs after his own legs were amputated after a climbing accident.
Philippi and Aldinolfi both serve as artistic director of Concrete Temple Theatre, and with Philippi as director and writer and Aldinofi as performer and designer, the two share co-creator credits that include Bird Machine, The Whale, Hudson to China and Alberto’s Great Escape. Flinn’s theater credits include music and lyrics for Lysistrata Jones and original music for The Little Dog Laughed.