Banners & Cranks a festival of cantastoria
Banners & Cranks: A Festival of Cantastoria
Three weekends exploring the performance of paintings
through song and story.
Curated by Links Hall Artistic Associate Dave Buchen,
and Clare Dolan.
Get a Poster Pass for just $30 (includes a silkscreen festival poster)!
Weekend One - In the Rough
Featuring: Great Small Works, The Dolly Wagglers, Blair Thomas & Company, Bread and Puppet Theater, and Clare Dolan.
Crank those banners and bring out the brass band, violins,
accordion and chorus for some classic cantastoria by NYC-based Great Small Works (The History of Oil and
Happy Nourooz), Wisconsin's The Dolly Wagglers,
Chicago's Blair Thomas (St. James Infirmary), Vermont's
Bread and Puppet Theater and Clare Dolan's The Further Adventures of Go Go Girl.
Friday April 23 8:00 pm
Saturday April 24 8:00 pm
Sunday April 25 7:00 pm
Weekend Two - Off the Cuff
Theater Oobleck Presents: 6X6
Featuring performances by David Isaacson, Diana Slick-
man, Jenny Magnus, Fred Lonberg Holm, Teria Gartelos
and Danny Thompson with scrolls by Tim Portlock,
Deborah Hunt, Blair Thomas, Javier Maldonado O'Farrell, Beatriz Santiago, and Peter Schumann.
Six performers improvise stories through song,
storytelling, cello and Foley effects to the unfolding images of six never-before-seen moving-picture crankies. Each scroll will be interpreted by two different artists.
Come all three nights and see three completely different shows!
Friday April 30 8:00 pm
Saturday May 1 8:00 pm
Sunday May 2 7:00 pm
Get an Off the Cuff Weekend Pass for just $20!
Weekend Three - Brand New Stuff
Featuring: Shoddy Puppet Company, Ramshackle Enterprises, Susan Simpson, Marsian and Meredith Miller.
Projections and puppets and roughly cut cardboard
anything goes when stories come off their banners and
walk around. The third coast represented by Chicago's own Meredith Miller performs alongside east coast world premieres by Philadelphia's Shoddy Puppet Co. and Ramschakle Enterprises and west coast wonders from L.A.: Homesick for the World and Growing Up Linda: Fudgie's Death.
Friday May 7 8:00 pm
Saturday May 8 8:00 pm
Sunday May 9 7:00 pm
Tickets $15 ($12 online) / $10 Students ($8 online)
Banners & Cranks Silkscreen Posters $10 each or
all 5 for $40.
Poster Ticket (includes a silkscreen festival poster) $16.
Off the Cuff Weekend Pass $20 (good for all performances of 6X6).
Poster Pass (good for all three weekends plus a silkscreen festival poster) $30.
3435 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60657
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