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Amuse Bouche
Small delights for the theatrical palate

Thursday, November 16 | 7:30 pm
Plaza Black Box Theatre
Tickets are $15 (plus applicable fees) and $10 for students (plus applicable fees) | Click here for tickets

Wondering what’s happening in the BCA Plaza Theatres but don’t know where to start? Allow us to help! Amuse Bouche: Small Delights for the Theatrical Palate is what you’ve been craving. Sample BCA’s most provocative performing artists with delights from: Jean Appolon Expressions, SpeakEasy Stage Company’s “Boston Project”, Sleeping Weazel, Liars & Believers, Palaver Strings and special guests Nate Tucker and Off the Grid Theatre Company. Director of Performing Arts, Dawn M Simmons guides you through this theatrical adventure.

On the night’s menu…

OLE WHITE SUGAH DADDY
presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company

Excerpt from OLE WHITE SUGAH DADDY, a new play written by Boston’s own Obehi Janice. OLE WHITE SUGAH DADDY tells the story of Lynn, a rising star in the startup industries of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. When Lynn courts a new Angel Investor for her latest venture, race, class and color collide in her private life, her public persona and her cyber footprint. OLE WHITE SUGAH DADDY is a play about love, identity and the tension between striving and thriving. Ms. Janice began development of the play last year for SpeakEasy Stage Company’s 2017 Boston Project. The Boston Project is a new works initiative supporting the creation and development of new plays set in Boston that explore what it means to be in this city at this moment, and tap into the full breadth of experiences and identities that make up life in The Hub.

Alone Together an electroacoustic violin piece
with Composer Kirsten Volness and violinist Lilit Hartunian
presented by Sleeping Weazel

When Lilit asked me to write her a looping piece for her Songs of Solitude recital, I had a flashback to moments in my early childhood when I would overdub myself singing onto tape and make goofy sequences playing along with the beats on my little Casio keyboard. This piece is inspired by those early covert experiments and embracing the sheer joy of play. As exit music (for a recital): the title was inspired by Roberta Sparrow’s last words to Donnie Darko.

 

Beyond
presented by Liars & Believers

Liars & Believers presents a small segment of our new show, Beyond. In this folklore musical, the stories we tell create the reality we live. With music by Nathan Leigh, puppets by Faye Dupras, masks and physical theatre, Beyond is a search for hope in a time of dread. Enjoy this sneak peak before our free work-in-progress presentation on March 29 at BCA. Come back to see how the show progresses and tell us where to go next. Beyond will have its world premiere in fall 2019 at BCA. Learn more at liarsandbelievers.com, on Facebook & Twitter.

Liars & Believers creates original live shows with music, movement, mask, puppet, video, clown, live bands, aerialists…pretty much anything we can get our hands on. We tell stories that explore what it means to be human in this world we share. Collaborating with audiences and artists of all kinds, we create theatrical works that invite you to open your heart, challenge your mind and feast your senses.

Greetings From Fallujah by Christine Evans
presented by special guests, Off The Grid Theatre 

Zaynab, a funny and lively girl in Fallujah, blogs from her home during the American invasion in 2003. Her romantic dreams of her cousin collide with the reality of war, until ultimately Zaynab turns to the moon for help.

Mother and Child by William Grant Still
presented by Palaver Strings

Lakou Ayiti
presented by Jean Appolon Expressions

This is an excerpt from JAE’s Lakou Ayiti: an evening length, interdisciplinary production that meditates on the “lakou” and its loss in the Haitian imagination in a way that also speaks to a universal condition. Where can we find belonging? Where is home? Does it exist in the rhythms of Rara music and the undulating arms of Yanvalou?

In Haitian Kreyol the word “lakou” carries multiple meanings: It is the backyard, the land passed down through generations, the gathering place for shared meals, for dancing, singing, worship or passionate debate. “Lakou” can also mean home, or the idea of home, the place that calls us back not just to sacred ground, but to a sense of belonging without which we are not whole. The forces that drive Haiti’s reality—of neighboring countries in conflict, of sprouting tent cities and uprooted diasporas, of enforced borders and unforgiving natural disaster—echo and ricochet around the world. This production speaks to the loss of “lakou,” and the treacherous journeys in which many are swallowed, and those who slip through face not only economic survival but a psychic void that is both collective and deeply personal.

…and a Special treat from BCA fav Nate Tucker! 

Event 

Title:
Amuse Bouche
When:
Nov 16, 2017  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where:
Black Box Theatre - Boston
Category:
Performance

Venue

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Venue:
Black Box Theatre   -   Website
Street:
539 Tremont Street
ZIP:
02116
City:
Boston
State:
MA
Country:
Country: us

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