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Battle of the Bards III

January 16 at 8:00pm and 10:30 pm, January 17 at 8:00pm (join us for a party right after as we tally the votes)
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$10 gets you a ticket and one vote (1$ for each additional vote)

In BATTLE OF THE BARDS, three ensembles perform scenes from three classical play adaptations. The audience then picks which play goes into Ghost Lights 2009-10 Season. Admission includes one vote, additional votes are only $1 each. All proceeds support the work of Ghost Light Theatricals.

Right after the BATTLE at 10pm Saturday, January 17, cast, crew, and audience will celebrate and find out the winning play. A ticket to the BATTLE or a donation is admission into the party.

BATTLE OF THE BARDS features a selection from SUENO by Jose Rivera  A modern adaptation of Calderon de la Barca’s, Life is a Dream. This dark comedy about freedom, family, and power shifts between the real world and the world of dreams  directed by Nikki Prysanski; SUMMERTIME by Chuck Mee  This is a surrealist romance by Chuck Mee, drawing on settings from As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Cherry Orchard, just to name a few  directed by Ciara Rose Griffin; and part of BLINDING PAINS by David Van Wert and Ben Newton  An hilarious sitcom style imagining of what happens to Oedipus Rex after he is blinded and forced to move to Phoenix to open a Greek- Mexican fusion restaurant called “Oedipus Mex; World premiere  directed by Shawn Bookey.

Musical interludes provided by local Chamber-Grass band Die Fledermaus

Party Photos here