Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cool Cultural Stuff coming up soon

Theater is probably not the biggest priority of my cohort, likely because the class and other implications it often carries. HOWEVER, it can be really cool, and Cleveland is as rich as any other small big city in its collection of independent and avant garde theater troupes. One of the most energetic, Theater Ninjas, has a cool series coming up that will be hosted at my favorite gallery in town, Asterisk. All the pertinent info is below. I'm definitely checking one out, even if it is just an excuse to organize an afternoon vacation to Tremont

Theater Ninjas present

Written by Sarah Kane
Directed by Jeremy Paul

Lucy Bredeson-Smith, Terrence Cranendonk,
Val Kozlenko and Layla Schwartz.
Assistant Directed by Faye Hargate

Theater Ninjas are very proud to present the Cleveland premiere of "Crave", a dark, lyrical journey thru love and loss, desire and death, despair and hope.

An elliptical story told with found text and Kane's own beautifully poetic voice, Crave is both a masterful demonstration of the power of language and at the same time a heartbreaking portrait of lost souls moving against the backdrop of a nameless city towards a redemption that may or may not exist.

Theater Ninjas will perform "Crave" at Asterisk Gallery, 2393 Professor Ave. in Tremont (map link). Visit our website at for more information.

Tickets are $10-$15. Buy them online!

February 20 - March 8, 2009
Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Sun @ 3pm
Monday, March 2 @ 8pm

"A dramatic poem in the late-Beckett style, sometimes a chamber quartet for lost voices." - The Times

"A hugely unnerving theatrical experience, shot through with the language of the Bible and a genuinely poetic richness." - Time Out

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

The Bang and Clatter is also doing a Kane play right now - Blasted. Only the second production in the US (I think).

She was a genius.