Wear and Tear
The Back Pack
September 5, 6, 7 + 8, 2019
2019 Fringe Festival
Philly Improv Theater at the AdrienneMap
September 5–8, 2019
A movement-based comedy extravaganza creatively combining nonverbal performance with music, dance, and media. The Back Pack’s imaginative style has been described as a live-action cartoon, unmatched in its cleverness, and pure entertainment that will leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart.
$15 / 60 minutes
The Back Pack is a physical comedy troupe that has been creating whimsical non-spoken sketch comedy since 2008. All of the work is original; created and performed entirely by the group. They have been awarded two B. Iden Payne awards from the B. Iden Payne council, and Critics Table award for Best Movement, and four Best of Fest accolades from Frontera Fest. This production, Wear and Tear, uses The Back Pack’s unique brand of storytelling featuring line drawings on large pads of paper strapped to the performers. This is coupled with movement and dance, and often also incorporates clowning, puppetry, shadows, animation, foley, and whatever else their hearts desire.
The Back Pack currently creates and performs in The Back Pack Co-Lab in East Austin, Texas.