The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski

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Fresh off an LA Stage Alliance Ovation nomination for Lead Actor in a Play, WTFN brings back Andrew Perez in the Encore Award-winning THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI!

Kinski will be resurrected for 3 consecutive Friday nights — March 22, 29 & April 5 at the Pico Playhouse, 10508 West Pico Blvd LA, CA 90064 before taking the show on the road to the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance.

Before his famed collaborations with director Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski was a tortured B-movie character actor who had become a touring sensation for his live wire theatrical performances. It was during this time that Kinski starred as Jesus Christ in a one-man show that had taken him a decade to write. Audiences were outraged at Kinski's audacious portrayal of Jesus and heckled him mercilessly. After only 2 performances Kinski canceled the tour.

It's now 2019 and actor-writer Andrew Perez (David Miscavige in “My Scientology Movie”) does battle with Kinski's demons in an effort to resurrect him and finish the job in one last command performance.

People will tell you he is dead. Don't believe them!

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Reviews

"Perez is unpredictable as the explosive Kinski. One never knows when he is going to pop into the audience, or succumb to a fit of rage. The production is a marathon for any actor; it also brilliantly showcases Perez's well-researched and skillful writing. He is fascinating to watch, and while the show's non-linear nature can make it challenging to follow, his larger-than-life performance commands attention."

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Even if you are not familiar with the actor or the infamous tantrums he would sometimes throw in the name of art, this is a performance that you should not miss. The audience I was with was mesmerized, the only time so far I have seen this year at Fringe that an audience actually demanded a second curtain call from a performer. I cannot stress enough how deeply moving, scary, sexy and disturbing Perez is in this show. The man may be part demon. (I mean that as a compliment.)"

sweet - Mike and Russell (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


""The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski" writer, performer Andrew Perez presents Kinski and all his demons with such unnerving commitment that the stench of sulfur burns the eyes of the audience.  It is not so much a portrayal by an actor as the actor's possession by the character. "

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


"I've seen this show twice. Need I say more? Ok I will anyway. I was sucked into this piece immediately as the actor's presence is powerful and he doesn't wait to take you on a sweet ride that doesn't stop until curtain. I highly recommend."

sweet - Fernando Martinez


"Where this show could easily become a self-absorbed free for all, Perez's performance is skillfully crafted by Eric Johnson. From the first moment, Perez pulls you - ready or not - on a wild, bumpy ride into the mind and heart of this passionate, tortured soul. Just when you think the opening rant will churn into something unintelligible, it drops in beautifully, taking the audience along, Klaus' life is woven, unraveled and rewoven. By the end, there are a a few threads you'll still wish to pull."

sweet - Dawn Joyal


"Andrew...there are just not enough perfect words to tell you just how much we loved every moment...but here are a few kinda good ones...;) I thought you were truly inspired, wondrous and mystically magical. Every color of the emotional palette was explored, exposed and illuminated in ways I could not have predicted or imagined. You brought humanity and understanding to KK and beyond...imploring us to look into our own spirit to find the darkness and the light and learn what they can teach us. Thank You with all my heart for all you give and all you Are. Eric Johnson...thank you for *everything*... Together, you and Andrew (and all involved) have created something that is far beyond the mere sum of it's parts. Sheer Bliss...every moment on this roller coaster ride of laughing, crying, heart ripping, terrifying and death defying twists and turns had us begging for more. Bravo~!!! <3 xo"

sweet - Cheri Pierce


"Andrew Perez is riveting in this intense and powerful one-man show expertly directed by Eric Johnson. Moving and funny at times, you'll walk away wanting to know more about the enigmatic Klaus Kinski. Loved it."

sweet - J.B.


"Strong performance and direction! If you like rebels this show is for you!"

sweet - courtney gains


"Perez is unpredictable as the explosive Kinski. One never knows when he is going to pop into the audience, or succumb to a fit of rage. The production is a marathon for any actor; it also brilliantly showcases Perez's well-researched and skillful writing. He is fascinating to watch, and while the show's non-linear nature can make it challenging to follow, his larger-than-life performance commands attention."

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"Even if you are not familiar with the actor or the infamous tantrums he would sometimes throw in the name of art, this is a performance that you should not miss. The audience I was with was mesmerized, the only time so far I have seen this year at Fringe that an audience actually demanded a second curtain call from a performer. I cannot stress enough how deeply moving, scary, sexy and disturbing Perez is in this show. The man may be part demon. (I mean that as a compliment.)"

sweet - Mike and Russell (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


""The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski" writer, performer Andrew Perez presents Kinski and all his demons with such unnerving commitment that the stench of sulfur burns the eyes of the audience.  It is not so much a portrayal by an actor as the actor's possession by the character. "

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


"I've seen this show twice. Need I say more? Ok I will anyway. I was sucked into this piece immediately as the actor's presence is powerful and he doesn't wait to take you on a sweet ride that doesn't stop until curtain. I highly recommend."

sweet - Fernando Martinez


"Where this show could easily become a self-absorbed free for all, Perez's performance is skillfully crafted by Eric Johnson. From the first moment, Perez pulls you - ready or not - on a wild, bumpy ride into the mind and heart of this passionate, tortured soul. Just when you think the opening rant will churn into something unintelligible, it drops in beautifully, taking the audience along, Klaus' life is woven, unraveled and rewoven. By the end, there are a a few threads you'll still wish to pull."

sweet - Dawn Joyal


"Andrew...there are just not enough perfect words to tell you just how much we loved every moment...but here are a few kinda good ones...;) I thought you were truly inspired, wondrous and mystically magical. Every color of the emotional palette was explored, exposed and illuminated in ways I could not have predicted or imagined. You brought humanity and understanding to KK and beyond...imploring us to look into our own spirit to find the darkness and the light and learn what they can teach us. Thank You with all my heart for all you give and all you Are. Eric Johnson...thank you for *everything*... Together, you and Andrew (and all involved) have created something that is far beyond the mere sum of it's parts. Sheer Bliss...every moment on this roller coaster ride of laughing, crying, heart ripping, terrifying and death defying twists and turns had us begging for more. Bravo~!!! <3 xo"

sweet - Cheri Pierce


"Andrew Perez is riveting in this intense and powerful one-man show expertly directed by Eric Johnson. Moving and funny at times, you'll walk away wanting to know more about the enigmatic Klaus Kinski. Loved it."

sweet - J.B.


"Strong performance and direction! If you like rebels this show is for you!"

sweet - courtney gains