People You May Know is a comedy entangling people on both sides of a financial scheme gone badly awry. Utilizing simple digital effects with basic photo software, One Yellow Rabbit creates a projected community of characters using three performers. Performances are live, the slightly digitized characters are projected above, resulting in a digital puppet chorus: victims and villains, the venal and the virtuous.
Their characters are recognizable; they could live next door, work at your bank, or sit next to you on the train. You could be with them in a store, on the street; they could be stopped beside you at a red light. They could be People You May Know.
|2013||Part of the 27th High Performance Rodeo, Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada|
David Rhymer is a multi-award winning writer and composer and frequent collaborator with One Yellow Rabbit. His work - a combo of cabaret, salon and art-song, have toured internationally to critical and popular acclaim.
They include Mata Hari In 8 Bullets (which premiered off Broadway in 2013,) Songs From Nightingale Alley, Why Freud Fainted, Wreck Beach and Something Wicked This Way Comes! With long time associate poet/playwright Blake Brooker, he created the impressionistic oratorio on the Beat Generation Dream Machine, and the notorious Ilsa Queen Of The Nazi Love Camp which toured Canada, the UK and Australia and was made into a feature movie.
His latest Crime Does Not Pay written with Calgary Poet Laureate and indie song writer Kris Demeanor is set in the cultural paranoia of the early 50's and based on the true crime story of Bob Wood, the creator of the most notorious comic magazine of its day!
In 2007 he was honoured with the Greg Bond Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary