Madness & Follies at the Arcade

 

Dodge Intrepid made his return to Arcade Comedy Theater this month for a brand new adventure, The Madness Beyond Time. The show, which was performed in front of a capacity crowd, was the first new adventure the gang has written in over a year.

To celebrate, James and Mike also assembled an amazing cast of voices for a new, vintage-themed variety show: Foley & Follies: Radio-Variety Hour. Featuring a classic Dodge Intrepid I.L.L. adventure, Uncle Wilbur commercials, pulpy long-form improv, and an authentic script from a 1930′s episode of The Shadow, the show was a fun experiment.

The cast of Foley & Follies featured James Catullo, Kristy Nolen, Michael Hinzman, John Feightner, Mike Rubino, Abby Fudor, Liz Labacz, and Zach Simons (who was the host and accompanist for the evening.)
Foley and Follies Cast

Geek Pittsburgh Interview

This past week, the venerable and always entertaining website Geek Pittsburgh interviewed the cast of Dodge Intrepid as they prepare for their upcoming adventure, The Madness Beyond Time.

Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time is the brainchild of James Catullo and Michael Rubino, who, along with Michael Hinzman, make up the core of the live performances. Catullo and Rubino were originally members of the Beaver County comedy troupe the Cellar Dwellers, and when the owner of Café Kolache—a local coffee shop that they frequented—asked about the group staging a production there, Rubino came up with a different idea. “Their performance space, usually reserved for acoustic musicians, was too small for our troupe to do improv or sketch comedy,” he explains. “But I started to think about other types of shows I could do there and hit on the radio-serial format.”

Writer Anthony Letizia delves into the show’s origins, how James and Mike came up with the name “Dodge Intrepid,” and what Mike Hinzman loves about doing so many voices.

Read the whole article here, and get ready for adventure this Saturday at Arcade Comedy Theater!

Tickets are on sale now!

A New Sort of Madness

 

It’s been quite a year for the cast of Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time! After a number of performances of classic material at the brand new Arcade Comedy Theater, James and Mike are ready to dust off their typewriters and bring the world something new. Okay, they don’t really use typewriters.

Building off of last year’s new adventures, Curse of the Book Thief and Flight of the Librarian, the cast is now in the final stages of preparation for The Madness Beyond Time. The show is debuting at the Arcade on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Just in time for Halloween.
Madness Beyond Time

 

This new adventure picks up months after the ending of Flight of the Librarian. Our heroes are faced with a new challenge, and a mystery that threatens to unravel and destroy the very fabric of Earth!

The show is at 8pm on Saturday, Oct 19 at Arcade Comedy Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. Tickets are on sale now! 

Dodge Returns to Arcade Comedy, Saturday June 1

Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time returns to Arcade Comedy Theater on Saturday, June 1, for another pair of thrilling and hilarious adventures. With their previous appearance at the theater being such a success (including the introduction of new visuals to accompany the live show), the trio is excited to get back on the stage.

This time around, the group will be performing two more classic adventures never before performed in the city of Pittsburgh.

At 8PM it’s Flesh & Bloodlines, the thrilling search for Dodge’s family secrets. And at 10PM it’s Duel with Death, a dark and frightening adventure into the history of a haunted Beaver County estate.

Tickets for both shows are available in advance. And just as before, audience members attending the 8pm show are invited to see the second show free! Tickets are $10 and $5 for students, and both shows are BYOB.

Riotous Good Time!

This past weekend, James, Mike, and Michael performed their first ever double-header at the brand new Arcade Comedy Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. At 8pm, they performed The Men of Tomorrow to a full house and followed it with a 10pm performance of The Riot Act. The shows were also the first time Dodge Intrepid has been presented with visuals! Accompanying both performances were slides featuring historic Aliquippa and Pittsburgh photographs, and illustrations of the shows’ settings.

Their performance also received a great review by Geek Pittsburgh, which happily reported that Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time is “still going strong” after nearly 7 years of shows:

Dressed in suits and ties, James Catullo, Michael Hinzman and Mike Rubino enthralled the packed house with their comedic radio-style scripts filled with Steel City references and the trio’s ability to juggle multiple characters with an assortment of vocal accents. The evening also included commercial breaks from sponsor Uncle Wilbur—whose products include “free-range potted meat,” “hang-gliding tours of Pittsburgh” and “health cigarettes”—which drew as much laughter as the narratives themselves. As an added bonus, Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time utilized the video screen at the Arcade Theater by including black-and-white photos to enhance the performance even more. 

With the success of Dodge at Arcade Comedy Theater, you can bet your potted meat that the trio will be returning there soon with even more great adventures.

Arcade Comedy Theater: March 23

Dodge Intrepid at Arcade

Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time
Arcade Comedy Theater
Saturday, March 23 at 8pm & 10pm
Use the code PLUCKY to get half-price tickets!

For the first time ever, these three men fill the stage with dozens of voices for two back-to-back adventures.

Harking back to the golden age of radio, Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time offers the over-the-top adventure and death-defying danger of serials like The Shadow or The Green Hornet. Because the show is written by and stars improvisational comedians, humor is front and center. Writers Catullo and Rubino, originally from Beaver County where the show first premiered,along with their third cast member, Pittsburgh actor Michael Hinzman, have regaled audiences with the daring exploits of Dodge Intrepid, the librarian hero, and Pluck Gumption, his intern sidekick, since 2005. The show mixes adventure, local history, and comedy in a unique spin on an old art form.

THE MEN OF TOMORROW (8pm)
A time traveling librarian and his wide-eyed intern are racing against the clock to stop an Italian Futurist and Elektro, the Westinghouse robot, from destroying the Pittsburgh library system.

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THE RIOT ACT (10pm)
The mayor has been kidnapped, the city of Aliquippa is overrun by gangs of social clubs, and the military is building walls around the city to contain the madness. Now it’s up to our heroes, and a cast of colorful characters, to return a little bit of sanity to their beloved city.

Written and voiced by Mike Rubino & James Catullo along with Michael Hinzman.