One-Man Nikola Tesla Biopic Electrifies 2016 Cincy Fringe

The only show this year to feature robots, tap dance, and rivalry with Thomas Edison!


Ricky Coates as Nikola Tesla. Photo by JMC Photography.

OVER-THE-RHINE, MAY 31-JUNE 11: In 1892, the famed inventor Nikola Tesla awoke with partial amnesia. Using his incredible willpower, he pieced his life back, memory by memory. Cincinnati Fringe will be hosting the premier run of energetic original theatrical biography, Tesla Ex Machina. Seattle writer-actor Ricky Coates examines science and humanity through a virtuosic one-man performance, featuring charismatic live demonstrations of some of Tesla’s most renowned experiments, framed by a touching exploration of memory, family, and what it means to be human in an age of technology.

Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Ricky received his BFA from the University of Arizona and has been working as a professional actor for over 15 years. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington and tours the world with his original plays. Ricky strives to break the conventional approach to solo-work and touring shows. He loves creating physical, intelligent, and entertaining theatrical productions with “nerdy” themes. He has received critical and audience acclaim for his one-man play Death of Brian: A Zombie Odyssey.

“Ricky Coates is a bit of genius in a slick and muscled body” – Edmonton Journal
“Coates gives a gut-munching master class in physical commitment” – Orlando Weekly

By Ricky Coates
17 E. Court

Thursday – June 2 – 8:30PM
Saturday – June 4 – 4:00PM
Tuesday – June 7 – 7:30PM
Wednesday – June 8 – 7:30PM
Friday – June 10 – 9:15PM

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