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July 2014

Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler at WORD Jersey City

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WORD Bookstore, Jersey City,
123 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase is a 74-minute sonic drama full of catchy tunes, corner-turning dialogue, and surreal musical exclamations! Set in Austin in 1938, it’s a new Depression-era folk myth about a 10-year-old girl who falls into the Underworld, narrated and performed by a cast that includes Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, and others. Musician Brian Beattie and artist Valerie Fowler tell the story and sing the songs from Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase accompanied by a moving panorama! For…

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“One Hen” Concert at the Somerville Public Library

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Somerville Public Library, Central Branch,
79 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Vento Chairo (a classical wind quintet) and Boston-area composer Dr. Justin Casinghino will perform a free family concert around the theme of story telling with music. The program will feature Dr. Casinghino’s narrated composition, “One Hen,” based on the children’s picture book of the same name by Katie Smith Milway. “One Hen” tells the micro-loan story of a young boy in Ghana who funds his own education, enhances his community, and gives back to others because of a small kindness…

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December 2014

The Light Princess opens at the A.R.T.

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loeb Drama Center,
64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit…

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