The Gray and the Gold

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Company Name: Maximum Verbosity

City/State: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Genre: Spoken Word

Ratings: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested

Playwright: phillip andrew bennett low

Warnings: WARNING: contains gunshots and graphic descriptions of violence, as well as some implication of sexual assault.

Venue: The Westport Bowery

Show Times:

Fri, 7/21 8:00 PM
Sat, 7/22 11:00 PM
Sun, 7/23 6:30 PM
Tue, 7/25 8:00 PM
Wed, 7/26 6:30 PM


A gray-man, skin dirt-gray, sets out into the desert to find a golden maiden, stopping for long palavers with a pale man along his way. Tale of some colorful folk, say I, with tongues of gold, whatever their skins may be.

Discover a darkly fantastic world in this original story by horror author phillip andrew bennett low, with an original soundtrack by J Roth of Walking Boxes Productions!


Past Fringe Shows:

Many, and at many festivals! But here's my KC Fringe history:
2008: All Rights Reserved: A Libertarian Rage
2009: The Rise of General Arthur
2010: Descendant of Dragons
2011: Camelot Is Crumbling: An Arthurian Nightmare
2012: Fear and Trembling
2013: The Concept of Anxiety
2014: Indefinite Articles: A Libertarian Rage
2015: The Secret Book of Jesus
2016: Pissing on the Great Wall
2018: Get Thee Behind Me, Santa: An Inexcusably Filthy Children's Time-Travel Farce for Adults Only
2021: On the Concept of Irony (with No Reference to Socrates)

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  1. Mark Stromberg on July 22, 2023 at 6:44 am

    The Gray and the Gold is a journey… I went thinking I was ready for travel. I prepared by eating a Westport Flea Market Burger and had a drink from the bar in the Bowery. Over the hour, Maximum Verbosity showed me I was hungry and parched. After the show, as I sat thinking and downing a full quart of water, I questioned my journey. How well do I know where I travel? Who I travel for? Who I travel with? Am I prepared?

    I recommend the Gray and the Gold for those that are ready to see their readiness. Feast now and hydrate friends of the fringe festival. You will need the reserves for Maximum Verbosity!

  2. Laura on July 22, 2023 at 11:13 am

    A surreal, swirling dive into who we are when we have no choice. Chilling story, beautifully crafted language, and powerful images.

  3. Dean Hatton on July 27, 2023 at 11:37 am

    I’ve known Phil for over 10 years.
    His stories are always riveting and captivating.
    This presentation does not disappoint.

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