Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Featuring Direction and Design by Cloudgaze Productions. 7pm-10pm (ongoing entry)
CLOUDGAZE + Eggtooth Productions Present:
A HAPPENING III - m e t a m o r p h o s e s
Friday, October 20, 2023 7pm-10pm (ongoing entry)
$25 day of
A Happening III : An Immersive Festival
m e t a m o r p h o s e s
Everything must bend to change, even the gods.
After two successful years, Cloudgaze and Eggtooth Productions return to present "A Happening III: Metamorphoses," a two-day multi-arts festival immersing participants in an intimate theatrical world of myth, magic and mystery inspired by Ovid's epic poem.
A true interdisciplinary feat, this festival brings over 30 local performance artists, actors, musicians, and dancers together to stage original work. Featured Valley performers include: Lori Holmes Clark, Jack Golden, Lindel Hart, Marina Goldman, Sam V. Perry, Joshua Ruder, K Adler, Rebecca Schrader, Ashley Kramer, and Tim Kukharchuk.
Set within large-scale installations constructed throughout the Shea Theater Arts Center, monsters, heroes, nymphs, dryads, satyrs, mortals, deities, and other fantastical beings wander through the dark maze of the building, passing through stone gardens, enchanted forests, sensual, twisted underworlds, banquets, piles of bones, seas of fabric, light, sound, and more. Traditional lines of performance blur as players and audience members weave in and out of multiple timelines and narratives. Open exploration is encouraged, but not required. You may decide to sit and watch the action unfold around you. We invite you to choose your own adventure.
"A Happening" celebrates community, creativity, and our power to transform, as well as the unique ability of theater to hold a mirror to violence, grief, and suffering, because, as the stories remind us, change is not always a choice.
Please note, this production is intended to hold a variety of responses to Metamorphoses, and is not an adaptation or a play. Not everything is meant to be seen.
*Please note that the audience may be asked to climb stairs and traverse dimly lit spaces. Audience may also experience art and encounters from the main level of the theater.
*Certain interactions involving witness of mature content will require additional consent
This festival was made possible by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Posted to: Upcoming Events at the Shea (updated 2023-09-18 22:00:16).
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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!