Dixon Place and the Talking Band present a World Premiere Musical
May 10 - 12 & 17 - 19 at 7:30pm,
Written & Composed by Ellen Maddow
"Proof, if it's needed, that the work being done on the periphery of NYC's theatre world is almost always the most interesting and stimulating... The Peripherals is so good that I wish it would stay on at Dixon Place much longer than its scheduled three weeks." Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
Sets and Video: Sue Rees
Tickets: $20 (advance), $25 / $20 stu/sen (door)
Sluice and Suzy Q—well past their youth—perform a subterranean pop music concert accompanied by back up singers and a rock band: The Peripherals. They sing original songs that juxtapose pop music and stories of peripheral people who slip by unnoticed but whose lives are unexpectedly deep, colorful, complex, subtle and unique.
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Give a listen to two of their latest recordings:
Read Martin Denton's article on The Talking Band in the latest Villager.
"One of the most exceptional experimental theater companies in the country." — American Theater
THE TALKING BAND engages in radical collaborations; turns the creative process upside down; makes unpredictable, richly textured music-theater works; explores the meeting point of text and music; employs striking visual imagery; illuminates the extraordinary dimensions of ordinary life; draws inspiration from melodrama, mathematics and magic, puppetry and postal workers, the Kalevala and Kepler, Lewis & Clark and Caravaggio; tours world-wide; creates across cultures; teaches, and is inspired by emerging artists.