Raquel Cion: "Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie"
Photo Credit: Steven Menendez
"Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie" returns to Pangea for three weekends this fall following its sold-out run in the spring. The evening explores Brooklyn-based performer Raquel Cion's lifelong soul love for David Jones a.k.a. David Bowie's artistry and humanity. Through personal stories and deep cuts from Bowie's catalog, psycho-delicate girl Cion rockets the audience through her inner space as she investigates growing up as an outsider, the celestial realms of love, mid-life crisis, loss, and cancer.
Written & Performed by Raquel Cion
Directed by Cynthia Cahill
Musical Direction by Karl Saint Lucy
Costumes by David Quinn
Karl Saint Lucy/Piano
Michael Ryan Morales/ Drums
All Songs Written by DAVID BOWIE
Raquel Cion (Writer/Performer) recent projects include "Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie" , 2015 Broadway World Cabaret Award nomination for Best Alt Cabaret Productions: Provincetown's Afterglow Festival; in NYC-Pangea; The Slipper Room; The PIT Loft; Judson Memorial Church. "Alas, The Nymphs" , BAM Next Wave. "Gilding the Lonely" , Joes Pub; Dixon Place. "Cou-Cou Bijoux Pour Vous", Galapagos Art Space; Dixon Place.
Directorial credits include Kim Katzberg's "STRAYS", 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Short Script" and published in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS, 2015-2016 (Applause Books), The Brick Theater, Ars Nova's ANT Fest and Showgasm; SONS, Ars Nova's Showgasm; Darkling, IRT Theater, CATCH SERIES; HIP IRT Theater; Rembert Block's On a Lonely Road...Travelin with Joni, Pangea, The Duplex.
"Half witch ... half cabaret performer."
The New York Times, Jennifer Dunning
"The show is riveting and the writing at once poetic and ethereal . . . Cion's finely-tuned band is fantastic throughout." BroadwayWorld.com, Victoria Ordin
"[Me & Mr. Jones] is a sacred rite of innate theatricality, artful sexuality and unapologetic emotion, Cion's show mourns a mythic cultural figure but celebrates the invention of who you really are."
hilobrow.com, Adam McGovern
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