The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski

Remount tickets can be found here - note the venue change.

Experienced: June 17 and July 8, 2017 at Hollywood Fringe Festival
Location: Underground Theater
Address: 1312 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles CA, 90028
Price: $15.00
Audience Size: 40-50
Runtime: 60 minutes
More Information: Klaus Kinski Live, Andrew Perez on Twitter, Klaus Kinski Reborn on Twitter, Hollywood Fringe

I hadn’t ever heard of Klaus Kinski but saw Andrew Perez at a Tension Experience panel during Scare LA in 2016 and his performance impressed me enough to follow him on Twitter. He started tweeting about a show he had been working on for Hollywood Fringe and I picked up a ticket without knowing much about it.

The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski

I was in awe from start to finish. The raw energy and emotion on display here is staggering. From the moment Kinski (make no mistake Andrew Perez IS Kinski) takes the stage to the moment he leaves it the audience is mesmerized. The opening speech was so riveting I teared up. It set the tone nicely for the emotional roller coaster to come.

The weaving of biographical monologue and scenes from Kinski’s life is entertaining and unexpected at times. Kinski is quite literally all over the stage, bouncing off the walls, flinging to the ground, on a soapbox, in the audience, and even backstage at times during the show. The pace is frenetic and exhausting. I’d never felt so drained at the conclusion of a performance and loved every moment of it. I enjoyed the show so much I had to see it again and it was just as captivating the second time.

Andrew Perez does an excellent job conveying the love and passion Kinski had for life. He subtly touches on some of the controversial topics surrounding his life. This is a portrayal of a flawed man with a strong desire to live life to the fullest.

Do yourself a favor and go see this and anything else Andrew Perez is in. He is a force to be reckoned with in whatever he decides to tackle next.