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Sunday, May 18, 2014
The FAPC Choir and Organists
A concert of hymns, anthems, solos and organ music chosen by... you! At the beginning of April, members and friends of the congregation will receive ballots from the Arts and Our Faith Committee, inviting you to vote for your favorite music in worship. Based on the tally, an exciting and diverse program will be chosen to create this grand finale for our inaugural season of concerts!
InsightALT: The Long Walk
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Long Walk - A new opera based on the critically acclaimed memoir by Brian Castner
InsightALT is a series of workshop readings of new operas in development at American Lyric Theater, presented in tandem with conversations with the creative artists behind these new works.
THE LONG WALK, a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, is based on Brian Castner’s critically acclaimed book of the same name, which describes a soldier’s return from Iraq where he served as an officer in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit and his battle with what he calls “the Crazy,” as he tries to reintegrate himself back into his family life.
Our June 11th InsightALT event will feature a concert reading of the complete opera, featuring baritone Daniel Belcher as Brian and mezzo soprano Heather Johnson as his wife Jessie. The cast also includes Caroline Worra, Donita Volkwijn, David Blalock, Javier Abreu, and Justin Hopkins. Steve Osgood conducts, with pianist Djordje Nesic and guitarist Taylor Levine.
General Admission Tickets are $20, and include a post concert discussion with the writers.
VIP Tickets are available for $120. VIP seating will be reserved in the first two rows, center. Seating will be assigned based on the date we receive your ticket order. Patrons purchasing VIP tickets will receive a receipt for a tax purposes for the donation portion of their transaction ($100).
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
after the opera by Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges lived, performed, composed and fought during the French Revolution. Born in Guadeloupe, he was the son of a French Plantation owner and an African slave. With his father he moved to Paris, where he was educated. He eventually found himself in the court of Marie Antoinette and the rebel circle surrounding the Duke D’Orleans.
He wrote several operas; his most renowned is L’Amant Anonyme. The story tells of a would be lover who is afraid to reveal his true identity to the object of his affections.
Martin Bakari, Robert Balonek, Marie Masters
Jennifer Moore & Benjamin Robinson
Stanichka Dimitrova, violin & Melanie Mason, cello
Philip Shneidman, adaptation & direction; Richard Cordova, music director;
Sanford Biggers, art director; Rebecca Cypess & Christopher Zuar, music arrangements
Sunday, March 02, 2014 through Sunday, May 25, 2014
A Play in 3 Cocktails
If you would like to attend Potion at a future date not currently available for sale, please contact email@example.com to be notified about added performances or to be added to the waiting list.
NB: All patrons are required to purchase the $20 (plus tax/tip) cocktail flight that is presented alongside the show. This flight will be billed by the venue at the performance's end. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing your tickets to notify house management of allergies or to discuss non-alcoholic options.
In a Lower East Side bar combine…
4 parts downtown theatre
3 parts live music
2 parts love story
1 part farce
3 dashes of opera
Shake vigorously and garnish with cocktails designed by award-winning mixologist Marlo Gamora (head mixologist at Trix in Willamsburg) and you have:
PotionCharley sells potions, handcrafted and custom made. From potions that can make the forgetful remember to potions that will stop a compulsive liar from fibbing, Charley’s concoctions satisfy a diverse clientele. But the one potion Charley hasn’t been able to master is that one she wants for herself: a love potion. Three-time Drama Desk Nominee Stolen Chair presents Potion, a “spoken word opera” that immerses its audience in the giddy world of Charley’s bar and her regular (and irregular) customers, with Gamora’s flight of 3 original “potions” served by the actors as the play unfolds.
To create the uniquely rhythmic text for Potion, Stolen Chair's playwright Kiran Rikhye dug deeply into the Italian libretti of the operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, and more. For each scene of Potion, Rikhye mapped out the meter, rhymes, repetitions, and simultaneity of an aria, duet, trio, or quartet to create a template for her own original text. The result is an intoxicating and incantatory verse play unlike any other, set to a genre-bending original score performed live by multi-instrumentalist Sean Cronin. The ensemble performs this "opera" in spoken voice that is every bit as virtuosic, dizzying, and delightful as operatic song in a site-specific staging by Jon Stancato that explores every nook and cranny of PEOPLE's bar and makes the audience feel they are VIP guests at Charley's magical speakeasy.
The production will be directed by Jon Stancato (The Man Who Laughs; Bachelors’ Tea Party) and will feature Raife Baker* (David Dirry-Moir in The Man Who Laughs), Liz Eckert* (Bessie in Bachelors’ Tea Party), Jon Froehlich* (Ursus in The Man Who Laughs), Natalie Hegg (Elsie Bachelors' Tea Party) in Molly O’Neill* (Dea in The Man Who Laughs), Noah Schultz (Young Gwynplaine in The Man Who Laughs), and David Skeist* (Richard Foreman’s Old Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance) at The Public Theater), with live music by multi-instrumentalist Sean Cronin. The creative team will include Costume Design by Beth Goldenberg (Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Nights Dream with Theatre for a New Audience), Props by Aviva Meyer (The Man Who Laughs), Makeup Design by Jaclyn Schaefer (The Man Who Laughs) and Lighting Installation by Daniel Winters (Drama Desk Award nomination for The Man Who Laughs).
*Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.
STOLEN CHAIR Called "Ingenious" by The New York Times, "Innovative" by Time Out NY, and "Captivating" by The Huffington Post, Stolen Chair creates playfully intellectual and exuberantly athletic works of theatre so immersive you don’t need to leave your seat to be completely transported. Aesthetically promiscuous and wickedly irreverent, the company refuses to draw the line between high art and great entertainment or between thinking and feeling. Previous productions, all written by Kiran Rikhye and directed by Jon Stancato, include The Man Who Laughs (Drama Desk “Unique Theatrical Experience”, “Outstanding Music in a Play,” and Outstanding Lighting Design” Award nominations), Bachelors’ Tea Party, Kinderspiel, Theatre is Dead & So Are You, Quantum Poetics, Commedia dell’Artemisia, and Stage Kiss.
Stolen Chair is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York's Nancy Quinn Fund. Potion was developed, in part, through a residency SPACE @ Ryder Farm.
A Play in Three Cocktails
The Waistmakers' Opera
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 through Friday, May 23, 2014
a modern rock opera of the 1909 garment workers' strike
In 1909, one year before the devastating Triangle Factory Fire, young women of the Lower East Side led a landmark strike, 'The Uprising of the 20,000' against a fierce, powerful opposition organized by the Triangle bosses. This is their story - performed by an all female company of young women - brought back by Downtown Art for Lower East Side History Month.