Event Information
Horse Trade and Rising Sun Presents
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 through Saturday, August 25, 2007

BEHOLD each turn of the screw that loosens or tightens with the passing of another ten years: 10 Things Hidden, 10 Things Ignored

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

By P. William Pinto
Directed by Akia
Assistant Director Matthew Kreiner
Stage Manager Jenna Dempesy
Lighting Design Jessica Greenberg

Featuring Adam Purvis, Crystal Franceshini, Elizabeth Burke ,Julie Bain, Kathleen Schlemmer, Lindsey Smith, Michelle Robinson, Mimi Jefferson, Nicolette Callaway, Paige Patterson, Patrick J. Egan, Reginald Ferguson , Rey Oliver Bune, Rob Richardson, & Thomas Farrell

A Retrospective of the 20th Century…
BEHOLD each turn of the screw that loosens or tightens with the passing of another ten years: 10 Things Hidden, 10 Things Ignored

Playwright P. William Pinto, Director Akia and the immensely talented ensemble of Rising Sun have spent the last 6 months developing the world premiere production of DeCADEnce. An Original work drawing from our eclectic Americana history, told thru 10 vignettes each representing a decade from the 20th Century.

DeCADEnces explores both the frightening injustices and the triumphant advances of our human history; from Coney Island sideshows, Minstrelsy & Blackface, Old Time Radio to “Monicagate”, DeCADEnce leaves no stone unturned. The rotating 16 member ensemble portrays these stories through an array of performance and media styles, inspired by TV Sitcoms, Musicals, Radio Plays, Civil Rights Protests, Live Music, Vaudeville, Carnival & Circus styles and more.

DeCADEnce flies from 1903 to 1998 in examination of the lies, truths, and in-betweens which have plagued this country since its birth. Meet Topsy the Elephant that helped build Coney Island, and witness her gruesome public execution, Follow the conflict of an African American Actor who has to decide between keeping his job and lowering himself to Minstrelsy, Peek inside the interrogation room of Roswell, NM.. and see what may or may not have really happened, Listen in on a studio recording a Radio play, and watch the outside during the Depression, Dance along to disco music at Studio 54 and Re-live the blinding media circus of the Clinton Sex Scandal.
What can be said about the 20th Century? Find out in DeCADEnce…..

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.