The Residents' Sam's Enchanted Evening: Rare All-Acoustic Play
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The last date listed for Sam's Enchanted Evening was Saturday November 19, 2011 / 8:30pm.
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Acclaimed solo performer Mark Kenward conjures up the sights, sounds, stories and even the tastes of Nantucket via his new dramedy set on that iconic island, which boasts a New England-style picnic dinner available for purchase from the East Bay's artisan takeout restaurant Grégoire. Kenward, who's created seven well-received solo shows, sails far back into his childhood to explore the contrasts between the bright summers and harsh winters of the vacation paradise where he grew up, including delving into a shocking and violent act committed by his mother. Both haunting and hilarious, Nantucket also features guest artists with music, video and fine-art photography inspired by the island. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Randy VogelRed Velvet
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While the musical selections were great, I wouldn't describe the singing as especially tuneful, and as I didn't identify much with the character Sam, that leaves me with an overall review of, "meh, it was alright."
There are some funny moments, but I found Sam to be rather unsympathetic, and the less I liked him, the less I cared about his story of woe.
Quotes & Highlights
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Laboring behind a walker, an older man painstakingly moves out onto center stage.With self-effacing humor and a tone alternating between bitter and apologetic, Sam The Stranger reveals the raw residue of lost love, lost privilege and lost opportunity.
The impossible-to-pin-down Residents present yet another facet to their long career as innovators in pop music, performance art, video, and new media: a stage play. Originally conceived (and still ultimately intended) for 40-piece orchestra, this workshop production features just the Residents’ singer Randy, accompanied by long-time Marsh stalwart Joshua Raoul Brody, relating in story and song the life of Randy’s childhood friend, Sam. This will be a rare opportunity to see a Residents production up-close, intimate, and stripped to the barest of production elements: the first all-acoustic Residents show.