WHAT IS 2LUCK DOING
From Scarborough, UK
4 plays, 3 premieres, 2 bittersweet comedies, 2 short ‘farcicals’, 11 actors
World-renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn directs an ensemble company from his home base at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in two touching and funny studies of the moments that shape our lives: his brand new Arrivals and Departures (his 77th play!) and his first-ever revival of his 1992 classic Time of My Life. Accompanied by the premieres of his deliciously frivolous one-hour Farcicals: The Kidderminster Affair and Chloe with Love.
A special event for spring 2014 to mark Ayckbourn’s 75th birthday. (Minimum one week for entire event).
AKRAM KHAN COMPANY
From London, UK
Nov 2013 (East Coast) & April 2014 (West Coast)
DESH explores the idea of transformation of body, land, identity and memory, while examining the contradictions of Khan’s British-Asian identity.
Winner: Olivier Awards 2012 – Best New Dance Production
***** His dancing is mercurial, his characters superbly realised. With Desh, Khan returns to the theme of identity, a major strand in his work, with new depth and immediacy. The Independent
***** “the most urgent, beautiful and confident work of his career.” The Guardian
Music from Inner Mongolia
Sept 16 – Nov 3, 2013 (East to West)
AnDa Union triumphantly returns to the US with many repeat presenters from their wildly successful 2010 tour.
“Our music draws from the Mongol Tribes that Genghis Khan unified. We all have different ethnic backgrounds and we bring these influences into our music… So far our repertoire of songs is like a drop in the ocean.”
“The singer-instrumentalists generate a mighty sound – a combination of instrumental resources and the uncanny, larynx-twisting growl of their overtone singing.” The Scotsman ****
Oct 12 – 27, 2013 (East and Midwest) & Feb 27 – Mar 9, 2014 (West)
Whenever the seven musicians enter the stage they are met with wild enthusiasm by audiences and critics alike.
Imagine the energy and humor of Monte Python with the dazzling technique of the best brass ensembles in the world! This begins to describe Mnozil Brass. An Austrian-based brass septet founded in 1992, Mnozil amuses and dumbfounds audiences with their hilarious comedy, finely chiseled arrangements and charming original compositions. Over 5 million YouTube hits for four videos!
From Devon, UK
“To Sleep To Dream”
March 2014 (some Fall 2013 time available)
Imagination is the New Technology
An EarFilm is a film for the ears and imagination utilizing th14ree key components – live story-telling,
3D sound and a cinematic score. With the audience blindfolded to focus the senses, it is an experience that truly unlocks the imagination.
THE QUEEN’S COMPANY
From New York
“Sir Patient Fancy” – by Aphra Behn
Apr 14-May 17 2014
Smart, raunchy, witty and surprisingly sincere, Sir Patient Fancy is one of the great undiscovered treasures of classical theatre – a wildly entertaining Restoration romp through the adventures of two young women determined to defy their parent’s marriage plans and marry the boys they adore. Written in 1678 by Aphra Behn, England’s first professional female playwright, it is a stellar example of the early Restoration Comedy of Intrigue.
The Queen’s Company weds a love of language to a love of life, weaving inspiration from history and world cultures into the fabric of our classical productions, celebrating the poly-cultural American voice. TQC advocates for non-traditional gender casting in classical theatre, either through all-female casts or mixed cross-gender casting.
COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE
From Dublin, Ireland
“Swimming with my Mother”
A mother and son navigate the ebb and flow of their shared history in a heart-warming duet. This award-winning production is performed by David Bolger and his mother Madge as their stories intertwine to reveal a gentle and joyful celebration of the things we pass on and those we inherit.
Double bill with the short film “Deep End Dance”. Featuring David Bolger and Madge Bolger.
Inspired by life and the extra-ordinary of the everyday, Pageant celebrates the performer in us all. Pageant’s stellar cast will delight audiences with their passion and pathos as they weave an exhilarating journey from choreographic mayhem to military precision.