Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SOP DOLL ! A Jack Tale Noh by Lee Ann Brown & Tony Torn

45 Bleecker Street Theater

(NE Corner of Lafayette at Mulberry St)
(By subway: #6 train to Bleecker Street Station)

Saturday Sept 26, 9:30pm
Sunday Sept 27, 8:00pm

SOP DOLL ! A Jack Tale Noh by Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn

A spooky Appalachian tale of witches, ghosts, and shape shifting wildcats, told in the style of Japanese ritualistic Noh drama. Special guests will be on hand to perform a hair-raising spectacle! Starring Tony Torn, Lee Ann Brown, Miranda Torn, Julie Patton, and Daria Fain.

Admission: $10 to benefit the HOWL ! HELP Fund.
Advance tickets at:
Cash only tickets available at the door starting at 7:30pm and 6:00pm (2 hours before showtime) respectively until showtime.

Felix Bernstein as Jack
Julie Patton as The Mill Woman
Tony Torn as The Stranger
Lee Ann Brown and Miranda Torn as The Chorus
Daria Fain as The Dancer

Tony Torn is an actor and director based in New York City and Marshall, North Carolina. He was a founding member of Reza Abdoh’s legendary theater company dar a luz, a regular presence at Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theater and was a founding director of the celebrated political/satirical troupe Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping. He most recently appeared as Trinculo in CSC's production of The Tempest. His first feature as director Lucky Days, a directorial collaboration with Angelica Torn, was recently awarded best feature at the 2008 Coney Island Film Festival. He is founder, with his wife Lee Ann Brown, of The FBI (French Broad Institute of Time and the River).

Lee Ann Brown was born in Japan in 1963 and was raised in Charlotte, NC. She is the author of two collections of poetry, The Sleep that Changed Everything (Wesleyan University Press, 2003), and Polyverse (Sun and Moon, 1999) which received the New American Poetry Series Award ), and a song cycle, The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. She is editor of Tender Buttons Press, publishing experimental women’s poetry since 1989. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals including Boston Review, Jacket, The Chicago Review, Intervalles, the Interdisciplinary Transcription Issue and The Poetry Project Newsletter and in several anthologies, including Line: A Drawing Center Anthology, Best American Poetry 2001, Giant Step: African American Writing at the Crossroads of the Century, and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry. She teaches in the English Department of St. John’s University in New York City. Poet Robin Blaser calls, her second book, The Sleep That Changed Everything “"an astonishing, wonderful book, top-of-the-line poetry…. Her ‘life long love of language’ breathes here"” and Charles Bernstein calls it "a “sprung formalist ode to the ‘open possibilities’ of song."

Artwork credit: SOP DOLL ! A Jack Tale Noh by Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn.
Cover art courtesy the artists. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Copyright Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn.

(Photo credit: Julie Patton in SOP DOLL! A Jack Tale Noh by
Tony Torn and Lee Ann Brown. Used with permission.
All rights reserved. Copyright Tony Torn and Lee Ann Brown.)

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