March 26th – Spring Motherlodge at The Rudyard Kipling
Admission for individual shows by Superwolf with Nightmare River Band, Michael Arthur, Nightmare River Band with Bunny Day and The Mercy Buckets, Rebecca Hart and Stand! Holy Diver are $8.00 each. A night pass for these shows can be purchased for $15.00. Other shows will gladly appreciate donations to the artists.
6:00pm Stand! Holy Diver
The Classic Album experiment for Spring Motherlodge is one of the most ambitious ones yet – a concert of the music of two albums put together to form a loose unpredictable dialogue. Ronnie James Dio’s “Holy Diver” was the quintessential 80′s metal album for those with sympathies for the dark side. On the flip, Sly and The Family Stone’s “Stand!” album set off a cultural revolution of social, racial, and musical dimensions that is still reverberating. The concert will be curated by a group of Louisville music makers including Matteo Barnett, Ray Rizzo, J.D. Green, Brian Henry Shreck, Chris “Roadie” Rodahaffer, Jake Reber, and many more.
7:30 Damaged Goods present “In The Dark” (20 min) (Inkwell Stage) Cindy Lou (Gazebo Stage)
The Louisville improv group Damaged Goods takes selections from our “In The Dark” play submissions and
presents them to an audience of 8.
Performance artist Cindy Lou brings her sound machines and otherworldly playfulness to the Gazebo stage.
8:00 Michael Arthur draws “The Barber and The Farmer” a computer play by Ethan Lipton
Known to many New Yorkers as the archival artist for Joe’s Pub, Michael Arthur has toured extensively as a member of the Brooklyn folk-rock art collective Balthrop, Alabama, projecting his live drawings of their story/songs as they play in concert. Michael’s work has been featured in The New York Times, on line at Vanity Fair, The Sondheim Review, Brooklyn Vegan, Music Is Art and numerous artist websites. Michael got his Ph.D in Theatre History and Criticism from the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas in Austin where he was the research assistant to noted theatre historian, Oscar G. Brockett.
Michael’s contribution to Spring Motherlodge is perhaps one of the most provocative and unique productions we have had the pleasure to stage. Using apparatus to project his drawing, Michael will illustrate “The Barber and The Farmer”, a play written for computer by NYC playwright/musician Ethan Lipton.
9:00 Damaged Goods present “In The Dark” (20 min) (Inkwell Stage)
The Louisville improv group Damaged Goods takes selections from our “In The Dark” play submissions and presents them to an audience of 8.
9:00 The Nightmare River Band and Bunny Day and The Mercy Buckets (parlor stage)
Accordion, Banjo, and things you swing are the order of business with Bunny Day and The Mercy Buckets whose colorful performances literally demand you have a frothy mug of something nice to swig as you take them in. BD&MB will be welcoming to the parlor stage Brooklyn’s country/punk rock outfit The Nightmare River Band. With his seemingly mutually exclusive genre of “Country Punk,” Matt Krahulaand the rest of the Nightmare River Band churn out fast paced drinking songs that will have you on your feet, singing along, and texting all your friends before the end of the night.
10:30pm – Superwolf presents Nothing To Hide : a night of extreme confessions
One-act plays by: Bekah Brunstetter, Jason Grote, Joel Horwood (UK) and Eric Meyer Featuring: Kate Benson, Jamie Effros, Evan Enderle, and Sherri Kronfeld
Musical guests: Mobley Band
SUPERWOLF New York’s Superwolf creates theater that happens in the unlikeliest of places – rock clubs, offices – for Spring Motherlodge, the group is bringing their show Nothing To Hide to the Rudyard Kipling to collaborate with three different bands for three shows of one-act plays involving rock and roll and extreme confessions written by Bekah Brunstetter, Jason Grote, Joel Horwood (UK) and Eric Meyer
11:45 (immediately following SUPERWOLF) The Mobley Band
12:20 Rebecca Hart’s Struck The Concert Reading
feat. Bob Saieta as Leon and Dave “The Tone” Lott on Guitar
Songwriter, singer, performer, actress and producer Rebecca Hart is a regular sell-out at NYC’s Joe’s Pub with her band The Sexy Children. She was recently in Louisville for Actor’s Theatre’s show “Rock and Roll: The Reunion Tour”, and returns this month in Anne Washburn’s play “The Devil At Noon” premiering at The Humana Festival. She’ll be jumping in on the Motherlodge shows for Humana’s local’s weekend on March 11 and 12, and for this midnight concert from her musical-in-progress “Struck”.