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Venue:The Newsroom, 5 - 11 Leith Street Edinburgh EH1 3AT
Phone: 0131 557 5830
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Downstairs Bar
AUG 1-4, 7-19, 21-25 at 17:00 (60 min)
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Drunk Lion

Written & performed by Chris Davis

Directed by Mary Tuomanen

Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol.

"...imaginative, free-flowing story-telling of very high quality."
- Wee Review ★★★★★

" excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive."
- Three Weeks ★★★★

"...a potent success."
- Broadway Baby ★★★★

"...humorous as it is tragic, poignant as it is absurd..."
- New Orleans Defender

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August 13, 2019  Fest
Chris Davis' one-man storytelling show is a delirious and disorienting fable.

Philadelphia writer-performer Chris Davis’ one-man show—his sixth time at the festival—is a head-spinning, hallucinogenic fable about a meeting with an alcoholic, lovesick lion in a rural Mexican cantina.

Drunk Lion is inspired by Davis’ own experiences in Chiapas, Mexico, where he lived and learned Spanish for a year, rarely leaving the small country town in which his foster family lived. Whether or not he actually met a talking lion during his time there is unclear.

Casually dressed and alone on stage, Davis dives into his story like a backpacker in a bar, swigging beers as he energetically and effervescently recounts how he released said lion from its cage, got drunk with him in a bar, then aided and abetted him as he tried to win back the lost love of his life – the enigmatic Juanita. Every now and again, he pauses, and smiles at the audience, acknowledging the absurdity of his story.

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