Three short works from the Trinity/La MaMa
Performing Arts Program
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
7:30pm One Night Only!
|"Showing the Strings," three short works from
theTrinity/LaMaMa Performing Arts Program. A cowboy, an orphan, and an insomniac
storm The Club at La MaMa with three original solo performance pieces exploring
grief, homeland, and the first kiss.
"you and me cowboy," created
and performed by Rachel Bonds What happens when we experience a loss in
our quick-fix society? This theatre piece takes an ironic look at America
as a place of fallen cowboys, a place where we struggle to maintain our
swagger through self-medication, ritual, rage, sentimentality, fear, and
humor. Bonds walks the thin line between comedy and tragedy as she explores
multiple characters engaged in a race to keep up with a culture that provides
no time, language, or effective outlet for grief.
new original work written and performed by Kevin Michael Keating Presents…Penguins…Tightie
Whities. A multi-media exploration of the many faces of reality, "Flicker"
combines true stories of first kisses with texts and images borne of an
insomniac¹s mind. With live music and lots of chocolate candy, Flicker depicts
a world that is at once muted and unrestrained, fantastical and true, and
"Anthem," created and performed by Abigail Nessen
Abigail Nessen fuses monologue and music from different cultures including
a Mongolian Traveling song, an Italian Aria, West African Initiation Rites,
Blues, TV Jingles, and original compositions. Borrowing from the classic
story of Hansel and Gretel, she weaves a contemporary tale in which four
characters search for a personal and political "Homeland" in a world where
we could all be considered orphans.