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Palaver Strings & Strange News: Trapped

May 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$10 – $30

Palaver Strings and Strange News present “Trapped,” a collaborative music-theater performance. “Trapped” will feature scenes from Kafka's Metamorphosis, Poe's The Telltale Heart, Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, and Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. Each selection will be paired with complementary musical excerpts composed and arranged by Palaver alum Alexander Goodin. The two ensembles collaborate fully to close the show on Frederic Rzewski's Coming Together. We will explore what it means to be trapped, literally and metaphorically, physically and psychologically.

Trapped will be presented May 18 and 19, 7:30 pm at Boston Center for the Arts.

Tickets available here: https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/Trapped/

Palaver Strings, a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit, is passionate about taking classical music beyond the concert hall to engage with new and diverse audiences. Since its opening season in 2014, Palaver has performed at the Kennedy Center, Bay Chamber’s Screen Door Festival, the Hammond Concert Series, and a celebration of the Lullaby Project at Carnegie Hall. Palaver is currently in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts and continues its longstanding residency at Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, ME. To find out more, visit www.palaverstrings.org

Strange News is an Allston-based theater company with an emphasis on new work, comedy, and the surreal. They aim to make theater that is fresh, idiosyncratic, and accessible. Managing Director Evan Eckstrom has appeared in various roles with Palaver over the years. For this performance, he will be joined by Chelsea Evered, Amanda Hurley, Poomina Kirby, and Evan Turissini. To find out more, visit http://strangenewstheatre.wixsite.com/strangenews

Boston Center for the Arts is the nexus of the arts in Boston, fostering the development of contemporary visual and performing arts and convening artists and audiences to create, explore and celebrate all creative disciplines. Part of the cultural fabric of the city of Boston, Boston Center for the Arts utilizes its historic campus in the vibrant South End to present world-class exhibitions and performances, provide affordable work space, engage cultural consumers throughout the region, and nurture artists with the resources to take risks and develop new art works.


To learn more, visit www.bcaonline.org.



May 7, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10 – $30
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Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St
boston, MA 02116 United States
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