$25 | Food & Drink Pre-show Art Gallery
$15 | General Advance
$20 | General Door
$10 | College Students and Seniors (with ID)
$15 | College Students and Seniors (with ID) Door
FREE to high school students
When: Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Preview Opening: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Runs at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays May 12-20, 2017
Pre-show Art Gallery Reception with food and drinks starts at 7p.m.
Set in a theater that once was an epicenter of life, art and community, Ethereal Abandonment with a blended cast of 12 actors and dancers explores the historical connections between the ethereal world that once was and the reality of what it has become. Through storytelling and physical memories, the people and stories of the theater in the ethereal world make themselves known to modern day explore’s who sense their hidden vignette stories. The dance theatre work toggles between soft, melancholic moments between two best friends and a mother and daughter to more joyful episodes featuring chorus girls and a traveling salesman turned tap dancer. The modern explore’s bear witness to the heart breaking loss of the spaces and the experiences contained within the theaters that line our streets. Ethereal Abandonment reflects the current decay and reality of reclamation of the culture changing and the world moving on.
Ethereal Abandonment was first inspired by photographs published in a picture book by Candace Casey with stories by Ellyzabeth Adler. Casey states, “I see each piece as a story or part of a larger story. There are layers here that need to be uncovered.” Side by side, we see the past grandeur, the present decay and something in between. Another world, an unearthly beauty that shines through. Ethereal Abandonment is a step back in time and, yet, also reveals an aspect not seen before.