Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest (San Francisco)
Backed by his acoustic ensemble The Healers, singer songwriter Holcombe Waller presents a theatrical performance from March 5-8 of his original folk songs at Dance Mission Theater. Weaving lyrics, monologues, and film to create deeply personal song performances, he rummages through the stories behind his songs to trace an elusive but vital search for meaning and context in an ever shape-shifting world.
"INTO THE DARK UNKNOWN: THE HOPE CHEST"
BY HOLCOMBE WALLER
PERFORMED BY HOLCOMBE WALLER AND THE HEALERS
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 5-7 at 8PM
MATINEE SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 4PM
$12 STUDENTS/SENIORS/ARTISTS, $20 GENERAL
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A San Francisco native, Holcombe Waller has resided in Portland for 4 years, and returns having pursued a deep integration of his work as a singer-songwriter with his experience in theater and in video installation. The piece just completed a two week run at The Public Theater in New York as part of the Under the Radar Festival, and has also been presented by On the Boards in Seattle and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.
The upcoming performance at Dance Mission Theater rides on the heels of his recent collaboration with the Joe Goode Performance Group on a piece titled "small experiments in song and dance." Premiered December 1, January 2 and 3 at the Brava Theater, the rousing audience response prompted a longer run of the work later this year. Holcombe and Joe are also collaborating on an original musical being workshopped as the Fall main-stage production at U.C. Berkeley this Fall.
In the mean time, "Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest" is a rare opportunity to catch Holcombe's emerging inter-disciplinary work. Written and directed by Waller and featuring his multi-instrumentalist ensemble "The Healers" (cello, violas, french horn, banjo, wurlitzer, guitars, melodica, glockenspiel), the piece toes the line between an intimate folk concert and moments of ephemeral and dramatic stage imagery.
For more information, please visit www.holcombewaller.com.
"That so much can be expressed using so little should force us to perk up our ears the next time Waller needs to get something off his chest."
-Time Out New York
"A seasoned musical bad-ass."
-San Francisco Bay Guardian
Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in partnership with On the Boards and the National Performance Network. Also supported by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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