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Performances: 8 Short Plays / Crabs in a Basket


Sunday August 4 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

8 Short Plays (run time 30-40 minutes)

Theresa Columbus is collaborating with Sarah Jacklin to produce and direct "8 Short Plays." The central conceit of the piece is that the audience is watching a surreal vaudevillian variety show: as varied as performance art to classic song n' dance numbers, or avant-garde theater to Sunday morning comics. Often poetry in dialogue, the plot is held together with a wild emotional logic. The ensemble brings to life passionate stories in which characters explore their relationships to art, their peers, and themselves. The curtain opens on eight distinct acts; but when the curtain closes, the play continues, fleshing out the inner-lives of the performers as they fumble towards intimacy and wonder. In the process, traditional forms are celebrated, taken apart, and reinvented.

Crabs in a Basket - Johnson and Redgrave Movement Piece (run time 20 minutes)

Orlando Johnson and Peter Redgrave are movement artists exploring how history lives in the body. Using scores to guide improvised movement and sound, they create experiences for audiences in settings ranging from lofts to parks to theaters.