Ahoy, mateys! It’s time for Shiver We Timbers! — A Peripatetic Pick-Ye-Own Pirate Adventure, touring Bay Area parks and public spaces July 7 through August 12. Set your course to the Peripatetic Players’ website for more info, and come aboard for a swashbuckling adventure!
On September 30, we accepted the invitation of artist Bethany Carlson Mann to present excerpts from Elixir of Life at the opening of Bethany’s art show, Fairytales for Feral Children, now on exhibit at the Burlington Hotel.
Serena Morelli photographed the event — enjoy! — and don’t forget… Elixir of Life starts October 20!
Hobble (r, Joan Howard) watches over Josephine (Maria A. Leigh) in a scene from ELIXIR OF LIFE
Brother Calvin (Sam Bertken) and Anita (Kristen Matia) in a scene from ELIXIR OF LIFE.
Josephine (Maria A. Leigh) consults with Doctor Vitae (Julie Douglas) in ELIXIR OF LIFE.
Doctor Vitae (Julie Douglas) offers a helpful tonic to Josephine (Maria A. Leigh) in ELIXIR OF LIFE.
Josephine (Maria A. Leigh) holds herself aloof in a scene from ELIXIR OF LIFE (2017). Photo by Serena Morelli.
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:
Aesop Amuck opens this Saturday, August 1 at DeFremery Park in Oakland — then we travel to seven more parks and public spaces throughout the Bay Area until August 23.
Come along and join the fun! All shows are free of charge — though donations are gratefully accepted!
Enjoy this video the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players created for their Kickstarter campaign:
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.