We’re making a new play!
Elixir of Life will tour Bay Area parks October 20 – November 12 aboard and around FluxWagon, our mobile stage.
Maquette of FluxWagon set up for a scene from ELIXIR OF LIFE
FluxWagon maquette for ELIXIR OF LIFE featuring the Seller’s window
If you’re familiar with the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players, you’ll note some similarities and some differences.
Similarities: Outdoor performances with FluxWagon (our mobile stage); no one turned away for lack of funds; a story featuring a sprightly ensemble, physical comedy and songs.
Differences: The audience will follow the action around FluxWagon and other spots nearby, sometimes standing and sometimes sitting; reservations are recommended; there are themes of contemplation, grief, and mystery (as well as comedy); the story is best enjoyed by ages 9-ish and up.
On September 18, all venues will be announced, and we’ll start taking reservations.
Read more and reserve your spot here!
As reported at the Peripatetic Players online HQ by intrepid correspondent Percival Perkins, the 2016 summer hit Shakespeare or Space Wars will be touring Bay Area parks and public spaces again in summer, 2017.
“The audience should understand that we ourselves do not entirely know how this is going to play out,” commented Princess Gwen.
Happening just a moment from this writing, the Peripatetic Players will conclude their 2016 tour of Shakespeare or Space Wars with a weekend-long mini-festival in Port Costa, Flux Fest ’16. We’re just pleased as punch that the Players are now officially fictionally Port Costa’s resident traveling troupe of thespians, and we’re looking forward to creating all kinds of lore and faux ephemera to document our years in that fantastic hamlet.
Here’s a collage from last fall’s performance of Romeo & Juliet in Port Costa, featuring Reece Santos’s fabulous painted proscenium in the alleyway of the Bull Valley Roadhouse:
On November 8, 2014, the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players debuted a new performance: their impromtu version of Romeo & Juliet! Read all about it at the Aesop Amuck blog…Source: The Peripatetic Players perform Shakespeare!
Check out this article on the WPA’s mobile stage:
Free Theatre! (Courtesy of Uncle Sam).
With many thanks to Nikloas for sending along this link!
For Hatch, I created a site-specific solo piece called City Creature on the Cascades based on City Creature research and musings. It was created and staged on February 28, 2015 at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. Enjoy photos and what I could re-create of the script at the link to the Hatch Performance Collective’s website.
Work-in-progress shot of Joan’s garden-in-a-suitcase prop for The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane opening this weekend at Bay Area Children’s Theater.
The 2014 Tour of O Best Beloved aboard FluxWagon has begun!
We’ll be at parks and public spaces throughout the Bay Area through September 14. More details are at the O Best Beloved website. You can also connect with the ensemble via Facebook and Twitter.
We hope to see you outside this summer!