Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Tea Sippers' present The Pillowman and Theatre 810 is floored!

The Tea Sippers' Theatre Company moved into Theatre 810 this weekend in preparation for their latest production, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh.

""The Pillowman" opens in an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, Katurian Katurian, a writer, is being interrogated by two detectives, Tupolski and Ariel. Next door, Katurian’s mentally disabled brother Michal waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories feature gruesome plots about child murder and torture, and in particular, why they seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area.

This brutal dark comedy from Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy, poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? Drawing on inspiration as diverse as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, "The Pillowman" is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers.

This is the third production of The Tea Sippers' 5th season, following "The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" by Daniel Singer, Adam Long, and Jess Winfield and "The Rocky Horror Concert Show" by Richard O'Brien."

The Pillowman will run January 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30 at 7:30pm (No Matinees). You can purchase your tickets online at pillowman.eventbrite.com or reserve your seats by phone at (337)484-0172. Tickets are $15 General Admission and $12 for seniors and students with valid school ID.

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Thanks to many helping hands (and feet) in our local theatre community, Theatre 810 now has a full stage floor! The addition of the floor brings another level of flexibility to the space, allowing incoming companies the option to paint the floor to coordinate with their sets.
Photo by Aren Chaisson

What better way to celebrate our new floor than Adult Beginner Tap Dancing Classes?! Learn and/or practice the basics of tap dancing, taught by Sharon Leahy, to swing era jazz and blues played by Rick Good. The hour-long classes are "Pay What You Can" and will take place every Tuesday evening at 5:30, beginning this Tuesday, January 19th. For more information about Sharon and Rick, check out www.leahygood.com. ("Tap shoes are recommended but you can get started with hard soled shoes, no sneakers.")

Or maybe you've been itching to get your hands on our light board? Next month, join us from 1:00-3:30pm on Saturday, February 13th as Andre LaFleur guides us through the basic operation of Theatre 810's lighting system. Registration for this 2.5 hour class is $20. Sign up online at http://810lights.eventbrite.com/

Be sure to keep an eye on our Google Calendar to keep yourself up to date on everything going on at Theatre 810!

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