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Evalyn Parry’s “SPIN” – a Stage Play, a Talk, a Concert: Avant-garde theatre about bicycles

http://www.buddiesinbadtimes.com/show.cfm?id=603

Anna Friz, Evalyn Parry, Brad Hart (and The Bicycle) preform SPIN at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
in association with OutSpoke Productions presents
SPIN

Mar 15 – 27, 2011
Shows Thurs – Sun, 8pm
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
(The Cabaret)
12 Alexander Street, Toronto ON
Box Office 416-975-8555
$16-$20 – The Cabaret is a fully accessible space
Ticket info by phone or by web at the buddies website.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in association with OutSpoke Productions presents SPIN Created and performed by Evalyn Parry
Musicians Anna Friz and Brad Hart
Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Production Designer Beth Kates
Starring The Bicycle

From ‘buddies’ – SPIN:

“Through a series of songs played live on a vintage bicycle, SPIN recounts a theatrical cycle of stories about women, cycling and liberation. Inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894, SPIN blends theatre, music and technology in a unique tribute to the bicycle as muse, musical instrument and instrument of social change.

“Suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage, a vintage bicycle is “played” live by percussionist Brad Hart and sound artist and musician Anna Friz. SPIN takes you on sonic historical tour from the first woman to ride around the world to Igor Kenk, Toronto’s most notorious bicycle thief. Funny, political, engaging and thought-provoking: SPIN is a springtime elegy to Toronto’s favourite mode of transportation.”

Listen to the music of SPIN:
Open Letter to Igor Kenk, Bicycle Thief:

(more at Buddies in Bad Times and Evalyn Parry’s site)

 

http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/Evalyn_Parrys_SPIN_launches_at_Buddies-9842.aspx

Xtra Cover: Evalyn Parry launches SPIN

Reviews
(from ‘buddies’ – SPIN page):

“Equally funny and dangerous” – CBC Radio

“part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken word poetry and part documentary … whatever it is, it is brilliant” – Catherine Porter, Toronto Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

For much moreneat stuff by Evalyn Parry visit her site: evalynparry.com

Thanks to Yvonne Bambrick for the heads up at Facebook.

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