Mondo Bizarro presents The Way at Midnight 

by Mondo Bizarro

Directed by Joanna Russo

November 1st – 4th, 2018

7 Stages is thrilled to present the latest original work from New Orleans-based theater ensemble, Mondo Bizarro. The company that has been creating interdisciplinary art and fostering creative partnerships in local, national and international communities for fourteen years.

The Way at Midnight is humorous and incorporates theatrical performance, visual installation, projection mapping, and live and recorded music. Ancestral DNA leaps across generations, via projection screens, onto the bodies of performers Hannah Pepper-Cunningham and Nick Slie. It is an incisive performance questioning the role cartography has played in colonization, and the way that legacies live in our bodies and affect our lives.  Midnight explores confrontations with losing and being lost from the colonial period through the digital age. The two main actors become seven characters on an interconnected journey to reckon with — and maybe even reimagine — their inheritance and ancestry.

Midnight encourages connection through shared stories past and present as well as illuminating our simple connection as humans regardless of our difference.

Performances will take place Thursday, November 1st – Sunday, November 4th at 7 Stages in Little 5 Points, Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the performances, the residency will be enhanced with artist and community gatherings including an opening reception, artist workshop, and an Art of Activism brunch dialogue.

The Way at Midnight is made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency) and the National Performance Network’s Artist Engagement Fund, Creation Fund and Forth Fund Programs.

The Way at Midnight is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans in partnership with Clear Creek Creative, 7 Stages, and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org

Buy tickets online here! Or call 404-523-7647

What you need to know before you go:

Box office opens an hour before the show begins. If you have bought your tickets ahead of time, they will be waiting for you at the box office desk to pick up. Walk-up sales are allowed. If the show is sold out, a waiting list will begin when the box office opens for that particular show.

DATES AND TIMES:

Thursday, November 1st at 8PMPreview (box office opens at 7PM)
Friday, November 2nd at 8pm PM(box office opens at 7PM)
Saturday, November 3rd at 8PM (box office opens at 7PM)
Sunday, November 4th 5PM (box office opens at 4PM)

*Online sales end an hour before the show start time.

ALSO:

Workshop for emerging and professional theatre makers, visual artists, singers, activists and advocates!

Sat November 3, 2018                   11am – 1pm

Mondo Bizarro’s Training is an intensive site of exploration for people who are curious about physical and vocal training, the centrality of place in the creation, presentation and touring of original performance work, and what a deep investment in social change could look like in the lands and communities they call home.  In this two-hour session we will work on our feet, sing and discuss Mondo’s fifteen years history of new performance creation.

 

Art of Activism Dialogue and complimentary Brunch

Sunday November 4, 2018           1pm – 3pm

provided by Babs Midtown.  Over food and conversation we will join together with some of our neighborhood’s VIPs and artists and chat it out!  No need to have seen the show yet, the conversation is fluid and asks questions of our place and responsibility as individuals within the group as well as those thoughts that the characters confront. Perfect for pre or post performance experience!

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