Monday, May 14, 2012

DEBRIS UPON THE FOREST FLOOR

ANNOUNCING! THE NEW COLLABORATION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE MISSOULA OBLONGATA AND POLKA DOT DOT DOT!

DEBRIS UPON THE FOREST FLOOR
A PLAY!
Written by: Madeline ffitch (of The Missoula Oblongata)

Music by: Jordan O'Jordan (of Polka Dot Dot Dot)

Designed by: Elspeth Vance (an exceptional weaver)

Directorial assistance: Sarah Lowry (of The Missoula Oblongata)
 
On our lush and intricately constructed world of oak, seaweed, wool, perfume, and plaster of paris, we follow the story of a hockey goaltender who, in 1959, finally got tired of the brutality of his position.  He invented the first hockey mask and wore it onto the ice.  It would be fourteen years before wearing a hockey mask was anything more than a personal choice.  Meanwhile, a mountain-lion circles the perimeter, and the sinister third party attempts to turn nature into a eulogy.  In response, neighbors become friends and seek to regain lost human skill.  We ask you to become our allies, to remember a time when we could run as fast as horses, when our powers of memorization were uncanny, and when we could take photographs with our eyes.

Using found, re-purposed, and salvaged materials from around SE Ohio, and even from as far away as Iceland, this play uses masks, glow-in-the dark macrame, and intricate papercuts to tell the story.  The otherworldly music of Jordan O Jordan draws from a variety of musical traditions, including Appalachian Hambone.


THURSDAY, MAY 17
8 PM
ARTS/West
132 W. State Street.
5 - 15 dollars at door
The play is an hour long and is not aimed at, but is appropriate for, children.