Thursday, August 20, 2009

Take a Theatrical Bus Tour of the South Bronx - UPDATED WITH DISCOUNT OFFER!

THE PROVENANCE OF BEAUTY. from Sunder Ganglani on Vimeo.

*This just in from the folks over at The Foundry Theatre: Tickets for $20 when you use the code "THEBRONX" - good for the first two weekends, September 5th-7th, and 12th-13th!

The Foundry Theatre will be presenting a very unique opportunity this September and October to tour the South Bronx with their upcoming project, "The Provenance of Beauty; A South Bronx Travelogue," by Claudia Rankine. Here are the details:
THE PROVENANCE OF BEAUTY is a poetic travelogue performed on a bus touring the South Bronx. As we travel the streets of the neighborhood, Rankine's evocative text points out and reflects upon the sites that pass by outside the windows. Views that to an outsider might go by unnoticed - a factory dressed up as townhouses, the theatre where La Lupe held court that is now a church - complicated places that ask what creates a neighborhood in a city in a country in the world.

The audience boards the bus in Spanish Harlem, puts on headphones and for 90 minutes eavesdrops on the voice - both live and recorded - of this historic place. PROVENANCE is an experience that both responds to and redoubles the landscape - its sites, history, present and future - mapping out a poetic cartography of a neighborhood - of any neighborhood - in its eternal state of evolution.

Two performances daily: every Sat & Sun from Sept 5 – Oct 25th
(plus two shows on Labor Day 9/7)

Click here for tickets. The bus leaves from & returns to Spanish Harlem (136 E. 121st St. btw. Lexington & 3rd Avenues). The performance runs approximately 90 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful and inventive project. I'd love to go, but I just checked the ticket web, and it said that admission is $35.00. That is kind of steep for me.

Boogiedowner said...

Agreed that it seems a little pricey!

Boogiedowner said...

Hey anon: Check out the top of the post for an update with discounted tickets!!