Poor Judge – A Pig Iron Production

Created by Pig Iron
from an original idea by Dito van Reigersberg
Directed by Eva Steinmetz
Music Direction by Alex Bechtel

September 11–22, 2024


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Presented by FringeArts in Association with the Wilma Theater as part of the 2024 Fringe Festival

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Poor Judge is an original work of dance-theater cabaret born from the music of alt-rock iconoclast Aimee Mann. Dreamed up by Philadelphia’s beloved Dito van Reigersberg, this live music mixtape is part spy story, part woeful tale of lost loves, and part Hollywood audition—all performed by a local supergroup of actor-musicians. Through vignette and song, Poor Judge offers glimpses of an inviting, seductive Los Angeles and also its shadow: the frightening underbelly of the American Success Story. Be prepared for a night of lonely California highways, movie theater breakups, and sly acoustic reimaginings of Aimee Mann’s haunting catalog.