FAITH NO MORE Keyboardist RODDY BOTTUM Brings Sasquatch, The Opera To Edinburgh Festival Fringe
May 18, 2017, a month ago
Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum brings Sasquatch, The Opera to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, running August 4th to 27th at Summerhall; tickets can be purchased online at this location.
Bottum, internationally known as a founding member of Faith No More, is also an accomplished film and TV composer and Sasquatch sees him take his skill for scoring to the stage. A dark and tragic love tale based on the fable of Sasquatch, the elusive man-beast who stalks the forest. The story revolves around a backwoods family who make a living selling the story of Sasquatch to willing tourists and what happens when they come across the real monster.
The show, while holding true to the dark fairytale premise, is a drug-fueled, surreal and provocative outing.
With Sasquatch – the misunderstood monster – Bottum holds a mirror up to his own experience as the first openly gay man in the extremely macho world of rock and roll. He comments:
“The impetus for my opera is a theme I’m particularly fond of – that of the misunderstood monster. I reference the Elephant Man, Frankenstein, King Kong and a 100lb four-year-old I once saw on Jerry Springer as characters of inspiration.”
Sasquatch, The Opera promises to flip the lid on a world where all is hopeless and everything’s an illusion. When the situation is dark and uncontrollable, do you bury yourself deeper – or look for a way out?