Island Trap: The Epic of Remixology of the Odyssey
Sunday March 8 – 3pm & 7pm – $15
Black Ulysses awakens on an exotic island where he seeks refuge from a society rife with gun violence and oppression. Loosely inspired by Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book, Joseph Campbell’s Hero Mythology, Romaire Bearden’s Black Odyssey and Harlem Renaissance art, this one-person hip-hop mashup of lyrical poetry and live music comments on the Black experience in America. Recently honoured Off-Broadway (N.Y.), at San Diego Fringe, New Zealand Fringe and the Kennedy Center, this tour-de-force update on Homer’s epic tale dives into the healing power of community through fantasy, myth, creativity and escape.
Airswimming by Charlotte Jones
March 13 & 14 – 7pm – $15
March 15 – 3pm – $15
Theatre makers Kristin McCalley, Clayton Landiss, Kallen Prosterman, and Sarah Smith return to Nashville from NYC for one weekend only!
Set in 1920’s England, Airswimming is based on the true story of two women (Miss Kitson and Miss Baker), who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the “criminally insane” for having borne illegitimate children. Forgotten by their families and not released until the 1970’s, Dora and Persephone adopt alter-egos, Dorph and Porph, to enact their fantasies and survive the silence of incarceration. By turns very funny and moving, Airswimming reminds us of the forgotten women of these generations in both Britain and Ireland.