Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent

By Matthew Konkel

Directed by Seth Campbell

In this radio-noir, private detective parody, Jake Revolver fights against conspiracy, double cross and self-reference to uncover the killer of his own narrator! Meant to be performed as the premiere episode of a nineteen-forties live radio broadcast complete with foley artistry and on-stage standup microphones, Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent is packed with puns, play on words, oodles of self-referential absurdity (and Beatles references?). In the tradition of Firesign Theater, Jake Revolver: Freelance Secret Agent combines slapstick, screwball humor, commercial spoofs and a murder mystery for a a stylish and ridiculous tour de force.

Produced by Upstart Crows Productions, Inc. at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711

Performances: July 29 - August 6, 2016

Performance Times:
July 29 and 30, August 5 and 6, 7:00pm

Ticket Prices: donations taken at the door. suggested donation $15 per person

Call 608-827-9482 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Upstart Crows Productions is seeking actors, ages 10 22, for our summer production. Auditions take place:
May 21 and 22 from 2pm to 5pm
May 23 and 24 from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm
At First Baptist Church, 518 N. Franklin Avenue, Madison

No preparation necessary, sides will be provided. Please bring resume and headshot!

There are 11 characters in the play. Some might play multiple roles. Casting is gender-blind. For more information, contact Seth Campbell at sethwilliamcampbell@gmail.com.