Conrad Bishop & Elizabeth Fuller
Sunday, August 19, 2pm 

xB&P 2 cabaret

Sunday, August 19, at 2 pm, Pontine Theatre presents guest artists, Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, performing a reading from their new novel "Galahad's Fool."  

Bishop & Fuller, Co-Directors of Sebastapol California’s Independent Eye Theatre, will talk about their fifty years in theatre, and offer a short performance. The presentation takes place at the Plains School, #1 Plains Avenue, Portsmouth NH.  Donations accepted at the door. For reservations, contact Pontine - / 603-436-6660.  The Plains School is fully accessible and is air conditioned.  Free adjacent  parking is available.   

A lifelong theatre duo facing their elder years have penned the tale of a lifelong theatre duo facing their elder years. Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller's Galahad's Fool grows out of a forty-seven year path of risk, collaboration, and the hardscrabble work of a life in art.

A year after the death of his co-creator and soul mate Lainie, a grizzled puppeteer struggles to build a solo show. But what Albert Fisher intends as a lightweight spoof turns sharply personal, and he labors to birth a raw myth of love and loss. 

Bishop & Fuller have worked together as under-the-radar playwrights, actors, and puppeteers since 1969, crisscrossing the USA for more than 3,500 performance, along with creating 50+ plays and four public radio series. Their previous books include a novel, Realists, a memoir, Co-Creation: Fifty Years in the Making, and two anthologies of their plays. 

“We left college teaching forty-seven years ago to go on the road with our own plays and our two kids bouncing in the back of a Dodge van," Fuller comments. "But one of these days, one of us won’t have the other. That thought spurred the story, which is tender overall, but it cuts pretty close to the bone.”

“A life in theatre or Galahad's quest or a long-term love, all these involve risking loss," Bishop adds. "Getting old is the same, but we’ve not seen a better alternative.” 

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