The Spirit of Woodstock
A thought-provoking, poignant, lump-in-throat, dynamic, energetic and semi-immersive open air theatre collage of the worlds and era that surrounded the Mother of Free Festivals.
Inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, and free festival movements, and still retaining remnants of these traditions, Award winning Something Underground Theatre Company brings you its tribute to Woodstock 6nine.
Award winning Jonathan Brown plays around 75 characters in lightning succession.
Get ready to meet.
A chopper pilot
Several Members of Wallkill Public Meeting
Wes Pomeroy (security)
Vasily Arkhipov (averted Cuban Missile Crisis nuclear attack)
Bethel Man Threatening Yasgur
Festivalgoer on payphone
Numerous Vietnamese War Veterans
Injured DNC protestor
Mandy (Young Bethel resident)
DNC riot cop
Peter Bailey (friend to Malcolm X)
Samantha (Opining on Viet War)
Joyce Mitchell (Ass't to Michael Lang)
Susannah (swimming in lake)
Arlene (talking about the war)
Joel Rosenman (financier)
Nelson Rockefeller (Governor of State of NY)
Apollo flight director
Jeffrey Shurtleff (Resist the Draft)
Toilet cleaner (Port-o- san Corp)
Guy selling The Rat (counterculture Newspaper)
Heywood Hale Broun (correspondent during Apollo 11)
Chair of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence
A Saturn Five Rocket
A child woken to see launch
Young disillusioned man talking bout the Vietnamese war
Angela (Conservative talking about communism)
B. Kennedy Aide after shooting
Frank Jennings (Wallkill CCC Spokesperson)
Tom (19yr old potential draftee)
Wallkill Local councillor.
and many more.
The whole piece is imbued with strains of the music, soundscapes, announcements, voices and background atmosphere that help dramatically create the haunting ethos of the time.
1: TICKET SALES END HERE 2 hrs before show.
2: You may be able to get tickets through Brighton Fringe, or potentially on the gate.
3: There are limited tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets, so if you come here (before the 2 hrs b4 the show limit) and find no tix available, first try Brighton Fringe website and/ or contact us to find out if we still have tickets.
4: This is for 14 yr olds and up, with some strong themes and some strong language.
5: This event takes place at St Anne's Well Garden, Enclosed (Sensory) Garden near the Somerhill Road entrance
6: Clearly... this will be mid-late September... so we strongly suggest you bring WARM clothing and blankets and hot tea in flasks.
7: Feel free to wear tie die, to wear 60's garb, and to make and wear a RED BANDANA. Bring small percussion instruments too?
8: Please feel free to bring picnics, nibbles, drinks (There will be no refreshments on sale.)
9: This is a Socially Distance event, with careful consideration for Covid guidelines.
10: It's best to book in advance to ensure a place
11: There is a loo in the park. Opening times in the evening tbc.
More info: about the show https://www.somethingunderground.co.uk/the-spirit-of-woodstock/
St Anns Well Garden, Hove, (View)
Hove BN3 1RP
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|