Jack Dogherty and the Soul Cages
Jack Dogherty, a fisherman and part time scavenger, longs to meet a merrow (merman). When he finally does, the two swap tales of their abilities to drink and scavenge fine liquors from shipwrecks. The merrow invites Jack to his home for a taste of the many beverages he has collected over the years. While visiting beneath the waves, Jack discovers a collection of cages containing the souls of sailors lost at sea. Unbeknownst to the merrow, Jack is horrified and vows to free the trapped souls.
Squids, a Turtle, a Sea Lioness
My grandmother was the senior sea lion trainer at Alabama's Sea Country aquatic park in 1971. Now she is 93 living in Burlington, North Carolina and receiving regular steroid shots in both hips. She still swims regularly in the retirement center's pool. This sweet and succinct exploration of the loss of strength explores what it means to swim through all stages of life. Everyday objects - a mop, a bowl, a bean bag chair - come to life to bark, laugh, and paddle... a memento mori for the aging body and the young body alike.
Regret + Time Travel
Charlotte Moroz & Leigh Walter
After some extensive(ly non-scientific) research, we have planned a revolutionary expedition into the future. Data from at least 10 interviews with strangers, combined with ideas mashed together in science-like ways, has only revealed more questions on the purpose and feasibility of musical time travel, patent-pending. And we may be combining this with a rescue mission for a certain lost colleague. In short, we take off into the future, bringing our audience, melodies and memories in tow. We're serious, people: pack light.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors / ID NYC