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This Week’s New England Art Events:
RAPT Work in Progress Showing
03/03/2011 @ 7:30 pm
Contact: 401-331-2695 x 101
Upholding Perishable Theatre’s mission to connect RI audiences with innovative performance, the Resident Artists at Perishable Theatre will present 6 works in progress during the first weekend in March. The works run the gamut from theatrical adaptation of a canonical novel (Madame Bovary) to opera cut with new media (The Legend of the Fairy Melusine) to post-modern cabaret (The Lulu Cabaret.) The weekend is anchored by Leigh Hendrix’s solo performance, How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less, which takes the form of a motivational speech to humorous ends.
The Resident Artists at Perishable Theatre (RAPT) program support mid-career theatre artists developing hybrid performance pieces over 1-3 years. Recent RAPT shows have traveled to Austin’s Frontera Fest (The Thing That Ate My Brain.Almost,) and have won the prestigious Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival (Poste Restante). Support for the RAPT program has come from the RI Foundation, RI State Council on the Arts, and VSA Arts RI.
With How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less, motivational speaker Butchy McDyke will transform you into the queer of your dreams. Writer and performer Leigh Hendrix links different characters, personal story, and a Reba McEntire song in a mostly funny and sometimes earnest exploration of how you can learn to confidently shout, “I’m a big ‘ol dyke!” (Thursday through Sunday)
Come check out Elise Morrison in another installation of The Lulu Cabaret: Wedekind’s infamous seductress has taken up residence in Purgatory as the lead singer of “Lulu and the Rippers,” featuring the devilishly talented Kirsten Volness and Jacob Richman. There’s a hot seat with your name on it for an evening that will bring you closer to Heaven by giving you the best of Hell! (Thursday)
Phil Goldman (he of Live Bait and failed male stripping fame) is back with more stories of mayhem, derring-do and crackers. This time he’ll take you deep into the heart of the Sumatran jungle, with a side trip into his heretofore untested theory of “Continental Tapering. (Thursday/Sunday)
Writer Rick Massimo’s adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary uses the hip-hop method of sampling to deliver a fresh look at a hotly debated story. (Friday/Saturday)
Vanessa Gilbert (with Steven Lee Jobe) – Architectural Aria from The Legend of the Fairy Melusine. Early music meets 21st century media in this excerpt from Jobe’s new opera about a man who meets the woman of his dreams, just to find out that she harbors a terrible metamorphic secret. (Friday/Saturday)
Fluxus artist Tom Hurdle’s Mortal Sins combines the feeling of an H.P. Lovecraft story and an Ingmar Bergman film to tell the story of deadly love. (Saturday/Sunday)
Schedule subject to change
Tickets are $5 at the door or reservations are taken by phone at 401-331-2695 ext. 101
Live Bait: True Stories from Real People
03/04/2011 @ 10 pm
If you have a story that is in any way, shape, or form connected with the monthly theme, please go to www.perishable.org for theme info*, *then come on down to *LIVE BAIT* and tell it. Or just come and watch others share theirs. All you have to do is sign up at the door and if we pick your name out of our hat, come up and tell your story. It’s that easy. No notes, no rants, just tell your story like you’re telling your friends over a couple of drinks. There is a five-six minute time limit.
Everyone is encouraged, performers and non-performers alike. Don’t miss this*Rhode Island Monthly Best of RI *winner for “Best Storytelling for Grown-ups,” *Providence Phoenix* *Best of 2009 Editors’ Pick* for “Best Excuse to Yammer On and On” and *Motif Magazine* *Theatre Award* winner for “Best Audience Participation Show.”
Avant-Garde: Then and Now – Quilisma Consort at Loring-Greenough House
@Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA
03/06/2011 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 ($10 students & seniors)
Composers have always sought new ways to write music. Join the Quilisma Consort for an exploration of innovative sounds, from Medieval hocket and ars subtilior, to contemporary pieces that use some of the same techniques. Works of Filippotto and Antonello da Caserta, Johanes Ciconia, Borlet, Melika M. Fitzhugh, Robert Kyr, Lance Eccles, and David Amram, performed on Renaissance and modern instruments. On Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain.
Afternoon tea follows the program.
The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House on the first and third Sundays of each month, October through May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested-call 617-524-3158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Renaissance instrumental ensemble, the Quilisma Consort are Lisa Gay (director), Melika M. Fitzhugh, and Carolyn Jean Smith. They have been exploring the beautiful music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance together since 2004. The Quilisma Consort has been featured in the concert series of MIT Chapel, King’s Chapel, the Boston Recorder Society, and the Loring-Greenough House. For more information, see www.quilisma.us.
Melika M. Fitzhugh (recorders, vihuela, guitar, viola) is a long-standing member of the world music ensemble Urban Myth where she plays many instruments including fiddle, bass, and percussion. She came to the Quilisma Consort to focus on early music. She has a degree in music composition from Harvard University.
Lisa Gay (recorders, harp, voice) founded the Quilisma Consort in 2004 to satisfy her addiction to early music. An avid recorder player and fan of Orlando de Lasso since childhood, she has performed in The Christmas Revels in Cambridge and Chicago, and with ensembles such as Calliope, The Masqued Phoenix Consort, and Ars et Amici. She studies recorder with John Tyson.
Carolyn Jean Smith (recorders, vihuela) received an MA in Early Music from the Longy School. She has performed with Stämbandet, Serendipity, and Cantata á Trois and has studied with Ford Weisberg, Sonja Lindblad, and John Tyson. She has performed in several venues, including the Society for Historically Informed Performance Concert Series, and can be heard on Nordic Voices, a CD by Stämbandet under the Nordic Sounds label.
Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see www.loring-greenough.org.
For reservations or directions, call (617)524-3158, or email email@example.com,
Upcoming concerts in this series:
20 March: Garden Trio–Liz Horowitz and friends, a Jazz trio: Guitar, flute and bass.
3 April: Pentimento: Eric Haas and Chris Hendriksen, Recorders and archlute
1 May: Live Oak Duo: Frank Wallace and Nancy Knowles, classical guitar and voice
An exploration of innovative sounds from Medieval to contemporary pieces that use the same techniques, performed on Renaissance and modern instruments. Sunday, March 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain.
Afternoon tea follows the program.
Donation $15 ($10 seniors, students). Reservations: 617-524-3158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring Your Own Improv
@The Warwick Museum of Art
03/06/2011 @ 6:00pm
Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its fourth season! This is an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!
This show is all ages welcome!