“The Inevitable Consequence of Gravity, or There Once Was a Fish” is a devised physical theater comedy created by students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics under the artistic direction of guest artist Arturo Martinini and theater teacher Anne Averre. This whimsical, experimental performance is inspired by the idea of music as a narrative device and is presented in a style influenced by vaudeville and the Commedia dell’Arte.

The Inevitable Consequence of Gravity, or There Once Was a Fish

Dates: Nov. 13, 14, 19*, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.*

*ASL-interpreted performance

Show length: Approximately 90 minutes

Venue: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Royal Durst Theater, 3101 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98663

Cost: Tickets available at the door; $4 for students with ASB card and seniors over 65 and $5 general admission. Proceeds benefit the school’s Associated Student Body.

Appropriate for: All ages

Contact: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, 360-313-4600

Portland, Oregon-based Martinini is a theater professional and scholar who comes to VSAA from making theatre in and around Rome, where he held the positions of director and artistic director for theater companies Compagnia Domus Talenti and Compagnia dei Cenci. He also performed under the direction of the award-winning Romeo Castellucci and Daniele Nuccetelli. Martinini is co-creator of the Theatre Institute for Theatre Research and directs and teaches locally.

VSAA performance