Schedule

December 23rd, 2010

Schedule for Motherlodge at Seventh Avenue (NYC) – Spring 2010

DATE TIME VENUE EVENT
Wednesday, April 14 5pm Jusdon Church Saint’s Tour by Molly Rice starring Taylor Mac – Seventh Avenue South
7pm HERE Arts Center Stephanie Johnstone and guests. When Stephanie was four years old, her babysitter placed paintings on the piano and asked her to play what she saw. This empowered her to call herself a composer as early as she could read and write, and she has been passionately and prolifically making stuff with music and words ever since. Website: www.stephaniejohnstone.com.
7pm Rattlestick Theatre The Aliens – by Annie Baker, Directed by Sam Gold. Two angry young men sit outside a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music and shrooms.
7:30pm Barrow Street Theatre Our Town – by Thornton Wilder, Directed by David Cromer
9:30pm Downstairs at So Ho Playhouse Motherlodge Opening Night Hootenanny – Downstairs at So Ho Playhouse
Thursday, April 15 5pm Jusdon Church Saint’s Tour by Molly Rice starring Taylor Mac – Seventh Avenue South
7pm HERE Arts Center Futurity by The Lisps. An original sci-fi Civil War musical by Brooklyn band The Lisps, tells the story of Julian Munro, a young Union Soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor and science fiction visionary. Together with his brilliant mentor, the famous metaphysician Ada Lovelace, Julian concocts an epic fantasy that folds a Utopian, high-tech future into the dark and violent reality of war.
8pm Cherry Lane Theatre Fool’s Feast for Spring! Peace! by B. LaRoe – an excerpt
from the musical-to-be, “La-Dee-Da”
and
L.P. Funk’s Open Forum.
7pm Rattlestick Theatre The Aliens – by Annie Baker, Directed by Sam Gold (see description above).
7:30pm Barrow Street Theatre Our Town – by Thornton Wilder, Directed by David Cromer.
9:30pm Downstairs at SoHo Playhouse Koren Ansambel – Downstairs at SoHo Playhouse.
10:30pm Barrow Street Theatre Motherlodge Salon with Doveman, Penny Arcade, Uncle Monk, Tyrone Cotton and Bandana Splits. In the theatre currently housing the longest running production of Our Town in history, Doveman Thomas Bartlet will headline a musical summit with Uncle Monk, (Tommy Ramone’s bluegrass duo with wife Claudia), Louisville folk-blues singer Tyrone Cotton, NYC performance art icon Penny Arcade, and Bandana Splits, the new girl-group co-led by Dawn Landes.
Friday, April 16 5pm Jusdon Church Saint’s Tour by Molly Rice starring Taylor Mac – Seventh Avenue South (starting location tba)
6p.m. Cornelia Street Cafe Kat Georges hosts a poetry reading featuring Cynthia Cruz. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.

Cynthia Cruz’s Ruin was published in 2006 by Alice James Books. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, and others. Her second collection is forthcoming from Four Way Books. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is the Visiting Writer at the Rutgers-Newark MFA Program in Creative Writing. In the fall of 2010 she will be the Hodder Fellow in poetry.

7p.m and 11 p.m. HERE Arts Center Futurity by The Lisps – HERE Arts Center (see description above).
8pm Cherry Lane Theatre The David Amram Quartet featuring poet Frank Messina. Motherlodge is proud to present this concert by legendary American composer David Amram, housed in the oldest working theatre in the West Village. In the spirit of the New York/Louisville exchange, the concert will include select works Mr. Amram has written for and about his friend Hunter Thompson, and feature poet Frank Messina, who is the poet for the New York Mets. For more information on David Amram, www.davidamram.com. For more information on Frank Messina, www.frankmessina.com.

National Poetry Month / National Past Time
The David Amram Quartet
featuring “Mets Poet” Frank Messina
What happens when you put a musical legend on stage with one of America’s most gifted poets and biggest Mets fans?
Show Description: David Amram and Frank Messina have been collaborating on stage and in the studio for over fifteen years, delighting audiences from New York, London, New Orleans, the Netherlands, Louisville and beyond with their powerful and dynamic jazz and spoken word performances. They have appeared on SNY-TV where Messina’s “Mets Poetry” is accompanied by Amram’s music. Tonight, the legendary multi-instrumentalist Amram is joined by his quartet featuring his son Adam Amram on percussion, bassist Don Miller and drummer Kevin Twigg. Tonight, Amram and Messina draw from their vast repertoire of original and tributary compositions in a celebration of American music, poetry and the great American past time.
7pm Rattlestick Theatre The Aliens – by Annie Baker, Directed by Sam Gold (see description above).
7:30 pm Barrow Street Theatre Our Town – by Thornton Wilder, Directed by David Cromer
Saturday, April 17 10am – Noon Barrow Street Theatre Moves, Grooves, Beats and Lullabyes – A Motherlodge Family Show with Tom Burnett, Sally Ellyson (of HEM), Chris Sullivan (plays Shock on Electric Company), Alexis Hosea, and guests.

Motherlodge on Seventh Avenue South presents a Children’s Show

Grooves, Moves, Beats and Lullabies

Hosted by J.P. Lebangood. Featuring Sally Ellyson of Hem, Tom Burnett, Alexis Hosea, Chris Sullivan, Shock on The Electric Company.

Steve Curtis from Hem and Little Silver (guitar/vocals) and Rachael Benjamin from Holler(auto harp/vocals) will be joining Sally Ellyson in performing five songs from her upcoming lullaby album, Into the Night.

“Something from Nothing” with Shock from The Electric Company Bark like a dog, make music like a trumpet and beatbox like a drumset! Kids of all ages will have an electric time making music on the spot and going on spontaneous adventures with Shock as he teaches the basics to making music, sound effects and telling stories from the power of imagination. Together they will create a whole world from nothing and who knows… the parents may even learn a thing or two!

Alexis Hosea: Who wants to dance? You want to dance! Let’s all involved, interactive dance magic. I’ll teach you some moves and we can play together.

Tom Burnett: Presents his unique brand of interactive music time for kids under 5. Tom runs the Wee Arts program at the Children’s Museum of Arts in Soho, introducing young Children to music, visual arts, and storytelling. He is also a musician and performer appearing for many years with Coocoohandler and the downtown cult show Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement.Kids music site www.musictimewithtom.com

J.P. Lebangood has been performing for kids ever since his teachers left him alone in a classroom for five minutes. Ever since then he has enjoyed working and playing with kids of all ages, while trying his hardest to make sure that he never grows up himself. Mommies, daddies and other so-called “adults” might like his work at themadbastard.com.

2:30 p.m. Barrow Street Theatre Our Town – by Thornton Wilder, Directed by David Cromer
5p.m. Jusdon Church Saint’s Tour by Molly Rice starring Taylor Mac – Seventh Avenue South
7p.m. Rattlestick Theatre The Aliens – by Annie Baker, Directed by Sam Gold (see description above).
7 p.m. HERE Arts Center Balthrop, Alabama.
7:30 p.m. Barrow Street Theatre Our Town – by Thornton Wilder, Directed by David Cromer
8p.m. Cherry Lane Theatre 8pm: Spot of Cheese presented by LePetomane Theatre Ensemble, 8:55pm J.P. Lebangood and Tyrone Cotton,
9:15pm Parafin reading by Adam Rapp.
9:30 p.m. Downstairs at SoHo Playhouse Little Silver hosts songwriters circle with Danny Flanigan, Alanna Fugate, Dan Hardin, and Nate Martinez.
11 p.m. HERE Arts Center Lucky Pineapple and Penny Arcade.
tba Yippie Museum Late show at The Yippie Museum with Your News Vehicles and Penny Arcade.
Sunday, April 18 Early afternoon Various West Village locations Barrow Street Theatre hosts a Seventh Avenue South Book Fair
2:30 p.m. Barrow Street Theatre Our Town – by Thornton Wilder, Directed by David Cromer
3pm Rattlestick Theatre The Aliens – by Annie Baker, Directed by Sam Gold (see description above).
5pm Jusdon Church Saint’s Tour by Molly Rice starring Taylor Mac – Seventh Avenue South
7pm Rattlestick Theatre Closing Night Seventh Avenue Crawl hosted by Lady Rizo: Lady Rizo’s Homemade Show with Arnett Hollow, Uncle Monk, My Gay Banjo, and more tba
10:30pm City Winery Corporal, Lady Rizo, and Arnett Hollow.
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