In the absurd town of Vanderville, citizens wait patiently to be annihilated
on a weekly basis, go to war only on Mondays, stuff ducks for a living, and
crown new queens with meatball dances. When the current Queen is found
guilty of whispering to a stuffed duck she is duct taped and stripped of her
crown. With a score of Kurt Weill songs performed live by musicians Franz
Nicolay and Carrie Lewis, Now Leaving Vanderville humorously addresses themes of power, fear and privacy, and reflects on contemporary U.S. politics while comically interpreting the struggle between the individual and society.
Also, la table, a duet in which two sophisticated women dressed in elegant black flail and twist in a split-level world. What starts as an attempt at
snobby social composure quickly degenerates into a state of chaos as their
obsessive-compulsive tendencies take over. Performed to a dramatic film noir
score, la table is the upper crust society girl's worst dinner party
Choreography: IVY BALDWIN
Performers: IVY BALDWIN, LAWRENCE CASSELLA, TARYN GRIGGS, MINDY NELSON and JEANNE SCHICKLER
Musicians: CARRIE LEWIS and FRANZ NICOLAY
Music by KURT WEILL
Costume Design by MINDY NELSON
Appropriate for audiences 12 and up.