Archaeology

Archaeology
by Rachel Axleer
(world premiere) Kitchen Theatre Company

"A superb presentation by director Margarett Perry and her talented quartet of players... As lights come up, a huge rattling vibration (superb sound design by Ben Truppin-Brown) completes the already ingenious setting (from Kitchen regular Norm Johnson) of a front porch knocked a-kilter and household items caught at the instant of falling. Astin (Jake Paque) comes spinning onstage, as if he too lacked gravity, to survey the damage, encountering his housemate Claire (Kristin Wheeler), who is laconically sipping a vodka lemonade."

- Tompkins Weekly

Archaeology

"Perry returns to the superior sense of subtlety seen in, to name one, last year's "Old Times.""

- Ithaca Times

Archaeology

"Director Margarett Perry, much associated with the edgy comedies of Brian Dykstra, like February's "A Play on Words," gives "Archaeology" a wonderful boost."

- Syracuse New Times

Two of the characters in ARCHAEOLOGY are garage band musicians in a band called the Q-Baggers. In the play, we learn that one of their songs has lyrics that begin "I wanna explore your body, baby!"

Actor Jake Paque, who played Astin in the Kitchen Theatre production, is also a rock musician. Starting with those lyrics, he wrote this song, and the cast improvised this performance to create a
promotional video for the show.

Song by Jake Paque performed by Jake Paque, Ace Heckathorn, Kristin Wheeler, Charlie Forray. Directed by Margarett Perry.