Bellingham-based comedy duo The Cody Rivers Show make a stop at Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theatre Jan. 29 to present their latest show, “Meanwhile Everywhere.”
Currently on their North American tour, The Cody Rivers Show creates kinetic and unpredictable comedy theatre that can often defy description. For the past four years, Andrew Connor and Mike Mathieu have been pushing the envelopes of physical theatre, dance, music, and high concept comedy. Their latest show presents a surreal interface of themes, characters and storylines seamlessly joined with breakneck leaps between universes where mysterious rules are always in effect. As a reviewer for New York Theatre Wire expressed, “The closest experience to it would be seeing ‘Waiting for Godot’ performed by Chinese acrobats.”
Andrew Connor received his theater, dance and vocal education at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he acted and danced in, and choreographed and directed numerous productions, while also performing in the Babbling Bishops improv comedy troupe. Connor runs Infinity Live Productions, a live theatre and comedy production company and is the Artistic Director of Sketchfest Seattle and the Executive Director of iDiOM Theater. In 2008 he wrote and toured a solo show, “Boom,” across the U.S. and Canada.
Mike Mathieu grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio. He has a B.A. in creative writing/literature from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he also studied acting, playwriting, and dance, and was a four year member of the campus improv troupe, the Babbling Bishops. He moved to Bellingham in 2004 to write and act at the iDiOM Theater, where he has been Artistic Director since 2008. Mathieu has written several full length plays, including a solo show, ‘Purple Heart,’ which he debuted in 2008.
The duo are currently promoting a TV pilot.