Steppenwolf Presents Hit the Wall, Performed by The Inconvenience
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The last date listed for Hit the Wall was Thursday February 16, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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One of Gilbert and Sullivan's most successful operas, The Hypocrites' reimagined Mikado returns to the stage. Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu, in which flirting has been made a capital offense, The Mikado tells the story of a wandering minstrel who falls for a betrothed woman. An intelligent satire, the Japanese setting allowed Gilbert and Sullivan to slyly mask their commentary on contemporary British society. Directed by The Hypocrites' founding artistic director Sean Graney, the hit production features a cast of twelve actors who also make up the orchestra. This classic and surprisingly modern tale of star-crossed lovers features the tunes "Three Little Maids From School Are We" and "A Wand'ring Minstrel I." Learn More
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Excellent performance. My only criticism is that I wish the pre-show performance by the band wasn't so loud - - a lot of other attendees were wearing earplugs, so they must have been tipped off to that. I wish someone had alerted me in advance too.
By Ike Holter
Directed by Eric Hoff
Featuring Walter Owen Briggs, Manny Buckley, Daniel Desmaris, Desmond Gray, Steve Lenz, Rania Salem Manganaro, Layne Manzer, Shannon Matesky, Arturo Soria and Mary Williamson
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The Inconvenience is a community of interdisciplinary artists who seek to create a new way of experiencing art through a collaboration of music, theatre, dance, fine art and celebration. They create, produce, and curate work that challenges audience and artist perspectives and ignites social dialogue. www.inconvenience.org
Ike Holter’s pieces have been presented with Nothing Without a Company, ATC, City Lit, Stage 773, EP Theater and Mixed Blood Theater. He's the two time recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry award for Playwriting from the Kennedy Center's ACTF festival and a Many Voices fellowship from The Playwrights Center. He has had four shows produced with The Inconvenience, where he is a company member. Eric Hoff is a director and an activist, whose mission is to explore the intersection of beautiful art and social justice. He is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab. Next summer, he is directing What's the T? for About Face Youth Theatre. In New York, Eric serves as Operations Manager for ICE, the International Contemporary Ensemble and is a co-founder of The Accidentals.
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