Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran
Co-written and directed by Fringe First winner
Life has three guarantees: you're born, you die and if your name is Rio, you dance on the sand. New York indie rocker Sam Shaber was born hungry like the wolf for rock stardom. But what if you never get to join the band? Maybe you grow up to sing about life and death instead.
Sam Shaber tells personal stories of rising above the hand you're dealt in this hour-long, multimedia, musical storytelling show. Each moment of loss is balanced with a vignette of Shaber as her obsessive, pre-teen, Durannie self; piercing her own ear with a push pin, or declaring herself a future worldwide rock star. In the end, the loved ones we've lost become a part of us forever. This is what keeps us dancing on the sand.
Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran had its world premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, presented by the Gilded Balloon, after three previews at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank, CA.