Written & Directed by Randy Anderson & Harrison Williams
Yippie! is an explosive look back on the events that defined the Youth International Party. 1967 meets 2011 in this time twisting exploration of freedom, fun, and fanatics.
Based on The Beggars Group's 2001 hit production Do It!, Yippie! explores the politics of protest through a stylized and highly physical collection of scenarios from the Yippie movement. Founded in 1967, the Yippies turned political angst and protest into theater through such stunts as dropping dollar bills on the Stock Exchange and levitating the Pentagon. Things turn violent in the summer of 1968 during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago where "sit ins" are replaced by Molotov Cocktails.
Yippie! asks the question: What are you willing to sacrifice for the revolution?
"Kinetic and freewheeling, The Beggars Group production of "Do It!", based on Rubin's 1969 manifesto, "Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution," captures the controversies, the excesses, and the best of the period."
- Jane Hogan, BackStage