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The Lizard Brain Variety Hour is a collection of original monologues, short theater pieces, recordings, music and original dance, structured like an old-fashioned variety show. The LBVH was written by Lucas Peltonen, who had a high school history teacher named Mr. Burson. While they certainly had their differences, Mr. Burson was a great influence on Lucas' life. He was a gifted teacher, full of wisdom mixed in with real-life observations and experiences. While Mr. Burson spoke at length about the human intellect and how tremendously it had developed, he was also a Vietnam Veteran. As such, Mr. Burson felt that he had witnessed up close the other side of human nature: The primal urges toward violence and sex and survival that had not been conquered by the intellect. He called this primal part of the human brain, the "Lizard Brain."

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Sanford Meisner Theater, Off-Off-Broadway