The Butterfly's Burden
Friday & Saturday, March 6-7, 13-14 8 PM
Sunday, March 8 & 15 2 PM
Poetry, written by a master,
becomes a window into the soul of a people, a time, a place in the world. That’s true of Robert Frost’s America. True
of Pushkin’s Russia. So, too, is it true of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian
poet who, through his words, created a unique insight into the Palestinian
experience. Words of deep passion and eloquence, of love bound and unbound,
realized and denied.
Over two weekends in March,
Company E presents the World Premiere of an evening-‐length work built on the
language of Darwish’s collection, “The Butterfly’s Burden.”
Created for Theatre 2 at
Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, the work is based on collaboration
between all the artists of the Company, and centers on an original score by
company member Gavin Stewart.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of
live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover
appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The
Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock.
In addition to touring nationally to arts centers, children’s museums, theaters
and music venues, Gustafer has ventured abroad for performances in the U.K and
Thursday, March 12, 2015
“Sex Signals”, an educational program on sexual assault, provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses. Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, this show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes. Sex Signals has performed over 1000 shows at over 400 colleges and universities, making it the most popular program on sexual assault awareness among college audience and educators alike. Come see what the buzz is all about!