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BLOODSTONE Hosts WEST OF ROAN

Posted in Performances with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2016 by wwb

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The Sealskin

A Shadow Play

with Music and Shadow Puppets

by

West of Roan

Annie Schermer & Channing Showalter

 

Sunday – October 23, 2016

6:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse

977 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Running Time – 1 Hour

 

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The Sealskin

is the story of the son

of a fisherman and a seal-woman,

a boy born of two worlds

and at home in neither.

This original story is inspired by

old myths and legends of the Seal People,

told with puppetry, song, and shadows.

What wounds are felt

when mothers and grandmothers

give up some of their wildness

in order to have an idea of home?

Can their children’s souls find wholeness?

Can we love with freedom?

The seal-woman’s children are asking.

 

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West of Roan 

Channing Showalter & Annie Schermer

 

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Information

http://www.westofroan.com

bill@bldstn.com


 

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NIGHT WITH GUESTS at FringeNYC

Posted in Performances with tags , , , , , , on May 23, 2015 by wwb

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PETER WEISS

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A Children’s Nightmare

in gleeful, physical verse.

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Intruders stalk the darkness

round a family’s lonesome hut.

Two young children

try to save their parents

from a nasty killer’s knife.

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Medieval German Fairground Kabuki

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“The steel is hard, the flesh is soft!“ 

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Bloodstone Theatrical

presents

NIGHT WITH GUESTS

by Peter Weiss

at the

New York International Fringe Festival

performed by

Mary C. Davis*      Mel House*

Ethan Angelica*      David Logan Rankin*

Evan Zes*      Jack Herholdt*

with

Juan Herrera on Percussion

*Members of Actors Equity Association of America
An Equity Approved Showcase

Stage Management by Maxwell Waters

Translation by Laurence Dobie

Designs by Suzanne Savoy

Directed by Bill Burford

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Night with Guests represents the turning point

for one of the great artists of our time:

painter, filmmaker, and writer Peter Weiss.

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This largely unknown one-act “study”, written

in January of 1963, moved him from the

introspection of his early plays 

– surreal, psychological, detached –

into the rough-hewn, explosively theatrical

engagement of street performance.

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Night with Guests opened the gates for Weiss

to become the guy who one year later would

challenge the whole world with Marat/Sade.

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While drawing on the delights of Kabuki,

Punch & Judy, and fairground performances, 

Weiss also called this little play a morität, 

a tale of dread and murder, 

like those sung by street performers in

central Europe since the 15th Century.

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Produced with the gracious support of

NYC’s Materials for the Arts, the TDF Costume Collection

the John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, East Hampton – Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director

and through the donations of interested individuals like you.

Night with Guests is a Sponsored Project of Fractured Atlas.

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