“World and US politics keep Brecht’s 1933 play feeling like today’s surreal news (or today’s news feels like a parody of Brecht’s play).” – David Gordon
Leaders of the land of Yahoo, with large deficit and corn surplus, convince half the citizens (Roundheads) that the other half (Pointheads) are illegal aliens who take away jobs – so they must fight! Choreographer/director David Gordon probes Bertolt Brecht’s play (with music by Hanns Eisler) “The Roundheads and the Pointheads” in “POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.” Partial demonstrations feature Philadelphia performers, actor/dancer Valda Setterfield, and musician Gina Leishman, with group discussion following.
Rehearsals Open to the Public:
Saturday, March 8 - 4pm
Saturday, March 15 – 4pm
Saturday, March 22 – 4pm
FREE, but please RSVP email@example.com
The daughter of a lighthouse keeper makes a happy marriage with a widowed doctor. But when her longing for the sea returns in the form of a past lover, her husband, her stepdaughters, and an ambitious young artist are caught up in the tides of change in Ibsen’s most lyrical and beautiful piece.
Tickets cost $22-$35 Run time 120 minutes. For more info, visit www.egopo.org or call 267-273-1414.
EgoPo would be happy to offer Christ Church or Neighborhood House members $5 off with promo code “Christ Church”
Thursday, February 6 @ 7pm
Friday, February 7 @ 8pm
Saturday, February 8 @ 8pm
Sunday, February 9 @ 3pm
An evening of three performance works created by the co-directors of Hybridge Arts Collective. “Beast” by Kelly Turner, “SBF- Single Black Female” by Britney Hines, “THE TRAVELERS” by Sam Tower. This triple bill of original dance and theatre explores the complexity of personal and social identity in modern society.
Tickets are $15.
$10 tickets for Christ Church and Neighborhood House members
Other Discounts: $12 Dance Pass, $10 if you tag the event in your Facebook status!
The show runs 90 minutes and is non kid-friendly. Visit www.hybridgearts.org or call 609.477.3173 for more info.
Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book and debut novel,Lion and Leopard, dares to portray an event previously unexplored in fiction: the mysterious death of John Lewis Krimmel, one of the first artists to capture scenes of urban street life in America. Showing the rise and tragic fall of Krimmel through the eyes of multiple characters, Popkin imagines the chaotic time at the end of Krimmel’s life when he clashed with Charles Willson Peale and Sons, the gatekeepers of Philadelphia’s budding art scene and well known to Christ Church. Into this world come three young men from a small village, hungry for a taste of city life. Along the way, they encounter the enigmatic Krimmel, the maddening Edward Hicks, and the eminent Peales. Throughout these clashes between fathers and sons, peers and rivals, lovers and mentors, Popkin illuminates a pivotal period when American art and culture were in their infancy.
Nathaniel Popkin is a novelist, film writer, journalist, editor, and book critic. He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) andThe Possible City (Camino Books). He is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment.” The fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine, he also writes the “Bookmarked” column for Art Attack/Philly.com and is a contributing writer at The Smart Set.
Performances marking the fourth anniversary of the dance and music series at the Neighborhood House, including Colony, Eleanor Bauer, and more. In her eponymous solo Eleanor Bauer (you’ll remember her polar bear hit from a few years back) calls it like she sees it – reviving her 2005 work ELEANOR! she wonders how we make this life called performance, where it begins and whether it ends offstage.
Photo Credit – Clement Layes: Allege
Kelly Bond and Melissa Krodman re-imagine their acclaimed duet COLONY for the Neighborhood House Theater. An exercise (sincerely…this one is aerobic) in synchronicity and ways of seeing, Colony is at once spooky, sexy and smart.
Events continue through January. View the full schedule and purchase tickets: www.birdbirdbird.org or by phone: 267.521.BIRD (2473)