Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good stuff, short run

A lot of the best stuff in theater and art -- the edgier, more experimental art -- tends to be limited run or one-night-only. So I don't get to review them in my weekly columns. Here are some announcements I recently received for events you might want to check out.

Lord Frannzanian's Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show
"You'll be so glad you went......."
A performance hosted by Elizabeth Lord Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27 at 8 The Midnight Sun Performance Space downtown Olympia.

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Special event at Fulcrum Gallery

As highlighted in the September issue of City Arts Tacoma, Goldfinch band members Aaron Stevens and Grace Sullivan collaborate with local photographer Jason Ganwich to create a series of highly symbolic nude stills exploring human frailty, grief, religion, celebration, doubt, and honesty.

A one-night only event at Fulcrum Gallery that is bound to be one of Tacoma's most provocative art events of the year.

Also featuring the art of Zachary Marvick, the artist behind the album cover of the self-titled debut Goldfinch record.

Pick up a copy of the new City Arts to read the full article:

"Working with local photographer Jason Ganwich, Stevens and Sullivan self-choreographed dozens of breathtaking stills during a marathon shoot at Fulcrum Gallery in July. Inspired by the public nudes of Spencer Tunick and the kinetic sequences of Eadweard Muybridge, they smeared themselves with white paint and posed, often with props." - Mark Thomas Deming, City Arts

For those who don't know, Spencer Tunick is famous for photographing large crowds of naked people in public places.

The event is this Saturday at Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,
Tacoma from 7-11 p.m., suggested donation: $5.

Finally, Bryan Willis sent me a last minute change to the scheduled performance of his play “I Love You, Flavilla,” a 20-minute pirate monologue. The one-day-only performance at Olympia Tiny Theater has been moved to a slightly larger venue, 2312 Muirhead Ave. NW on Olympia's West Side. The production will feature the talents of seven different actors, including two from Olympia, Andrew Gordon
and John Ficker, and Tacoma actor Aaron Jacobs.

Here's the announcement:

Sept. 19, 2009

(International Talk Like a Pirate Day)
Olympia Tiny Theater

“I Love You, Flavilla”
by Bryan Willis
Every hour – on the hour from noon to midnight
Suggested Donation: $4.00

Olympia Tiny Theater is located at 2312 Muirhead Ave. NW
Reservations highly recommended (seating capacity limited to 10 per show). Please e-mail or call 360/754-2818.
Note: “I Love You, Flavilla,” is not suitable for young children, Episcopal missionaries or impressionable adults.

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