The Surrealist Cabaret at Park Hill Orchard
The Royal Frog Ballet returns to Park Hill Orchard this fall with their Surrealist Cabaret, a glittering, contemplative, and hilarious performance set in the apple-kissed fields at sunset. The outdoor performance and installation event walks the audience through farm landscape where they encounter a surreal collection of short stories, dance, installation pieces, and roving characters that explore and celebrate themes of season, place, and what it means to be human in these times. It is a folky, comedic, and deeply thought-provoking evening for all ages.
Outdoor performances of The Surrealist Cabaret will take place at Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20. All performances begin promptly at 5:00 pm. Please arrive no later than 4:45.
Founded twelve years ago in Amherst, MA as an outdoor works-in-progress showing for a group of friends, The Surrealist Cabaret has turned into a wild celebration of season and landscape, death and regrowth, story and community, featuring collaborating artists from across the country. The event delights and befuddles with swarms of dancing skeletons, wind swept poets, moving sculpture, sequined parades, illuminated puppets, costumed musicians, and more. Tucked throughout the farm landscape, the characters and stories ooze out of the fields as if they were always lurking under a layer of our everyday routines: magical, luminescent, and just a dash of spooky. Each year, artists in the collective create individual acts based on a common theme and weave them together to create a bizarre smorgasbord of style, aesthetic, and metaphor; Like a good circus, there is always something for everyone!
The Royal Frog Ballet is thrilled to be working with Park Hill Orchard again to bring their two forms of field magic together. Both enterprises share a common goal of connecting people to a landscape that feeds them, and to each other.
The Royal Frog Ballet is a collective of performance and visual artists, who collaborate to create landscape based work that blends ritual and humor to create a wacky brand of conceptual folk art built for fields, puddles and woodlands. They take inspiration from season, magic, and the everyday. Founded in western Massachusetts, they now rest their heads across the nation, but come together to create work several times a year.
We do not refund tickets in the event of rain as we have indoor performance locations.
Park Hill Orchard (View)
82 Park Hill Rd
Easthampton , MA 01027
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|