Rough and Tumble – The History of Human Stupidity

Founded in 1994, Rough and Tumble is an ensemble theater company based in Berkeley, California. Its mission includes providing “our community with professionally-produced comedy executed with precision, grace and plenty of nerve.” Rough and Tumble commissioned acclaimed Neo-Futurist Andy Bayiates to create an original work “The History of Human Stupidity.” In it five character-narrators define human stupidity, which according to director Cliff Mayotte, is “harder than you think.” 11B photographed two rehearsals – including a dress rehearsal on the cusp of opening night. It seemed fitting to render the former in black and white and the latter with color with black and white. Which may or may not be a stupid move to begin with.