WILLIAMSTOWN -- Get ready for a fall full of theater at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College.
The 2013 theater and dance season begins with:
Cap & Bells
’Late Night at the Chat Noir’
Overseen by Sarah Sanders ‘14 Oct. 3 to 5 at 9 p.m.
Students write and perform solo five- to 10-minute pieces of theater, involving words, music and movement.
‘Word Becomes Flesh’ workshop
Oct. 3 to 5 at 9 p.m.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s "Word Becomes Flesh" is being co-produced by MCLA Presents! and Williams College.
The Tiger Lillies
’Rime of theAncient Mariner’
Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.
The Tiger Lillies are a three-piece band, formed in 1989 and based in London. The English trio tours worldwide, and won international acclaim with their opera "Shockheaded Peter." Defying any singular description, the Tiger Lillies’ surreal musical style is something of a mix between opera, gypsy punk, and old Paris. Masters of dark humor, their music plays in the intersection between offensive and delightful. It has been called macabre, darkly humorous, perversely beautiful and impossible to pigeonhole.
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," a collaboration with the visual artist Mark Holthusen, immerses the audience in the world of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s surreal ballad of death and enchantment on the high seas with multimedia staging that shifts from song to song to create a production somewhere between a film and a concert. Multi-screen projected animation and video, along with other fancy stage tricks, work in tandem to create a virtual baroque production - a unique musical experience that’s as quirky and unexpected as the Tiger Lillies themselves.
This performance is made possible by the W. Ford Schumann ‘50 Endowment for the Arts and the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.
Integrated programming includes: "Cocktails and Context: Macabre Musicals, Subversive Singing," co-hosted by Williamstown Theatre Festival’s artistic director, Jenny Gersten and Williams College Theatre Department’s chair, David Eppel. Free drinks will be available.
A post-show Q&A with Mark Holthusen will be moderated by Liza Johnson, professor of art at Williams College.
For tickets visit the ‘62 Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. or call 413-597-2425.
For more information, including a complete listing of shows, visit 62center.williams.edu.