by Matthew A. Everett • June 20, 2008 • This weekend only – 2 performances already gone, only 2 left
Friday and Saturday, 6/20 and 6/21, both at 8pm
Sure, they had a really cool Fringe production not long ago, but I’ve always had a soft-spot for this trio and their site-specific work – alternately creepy, goofy, visually arresting, and oddly sweet. It’s the kind of theater that requires your full attention and an agile brain to take it all in, but it rewards the effort of an alert audience many times over.
Single White Fringe Geek (and Mom) is the blog of Matthew A. Everett, one of four bloggers covering the Minnesota Fringe Festival for the Daily Planet.
A study in performance triggered by the works of the landmark American painter.
Navigating the slippery nature of mastery, mystery, simplicity, and contradiction, Skewed Visions will present Jasper Johns. Incorporating movement, film and theatre, Charles Campbell, Gulgun Kayim and Sean Kelley-Pegg will use select Jasper Johns paintings as performance texts in this provocative production.
Created for the picture-like frame of the Ritz Theater proscenium stage, Skewed Visions explores surveillance, national identity and representation with three performances inspired by paintings that change how we look at art.
Join them following Saturday evening’s performance for IN-FOCUS, a post-show discussion providing audiences with opportunities to continue exploring issues raised by Jasper Johns with artists, audiences, and Susan Rotilie, Education Curator at the Walker Art Center — connecting the site to the artwork and community.
Tickets available online now at ticketworks.com
$18 ($15 student/senior)
or call the Ritz Theater box office M-F 10am-4pm, 612-573-4897.
Entering his sixth year of blogging about the Minnesota Fringe Festival (and bringing Mom along for the ride as a guest reviewer), Matthew A. Everett is also a local playwright and three-time recipient of grant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Information on Matthew and his plays can be found at matthewaeverett.com.