• Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 08:00 PM

    Woman's Place is in Her Home

    Tickets “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home”, an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity is returning for two public performances. As part of a pilot program for future touring, the ensemble will be performing for high school students on Thursday March 28. Students will come to a shortened version of the show in the morning and then be involved in a series of workshops with ensemble members.

    “As well as giving people a chance to see the show, we are also creating a series of workshops and a curriculum that will inspire high school students to use theatre and performance as a vehicle for social change and expression” says Director/Writer Jacqueline Dandeneau “ On our last tour, we were able to connect with Mendocino High School and it inspired us to develop this format.  We are currently booking a tour for 2019-20, connecting to contacts we have made along the way.  We are excited to be able to work with our local high school students to develop a program for the State that will be used for the upcoming tour.”

    The Arcata Playhouse in association with Arcata House Partnership and Food For People began the project with hopes to bring the distinctive challenges of being a houseless woman to the broader community.  “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” fuses storytelling, media, dance and music, performed by professional artists, alongside community members and activists.  Jacqueline Dandeneau directs the play featuring original compositions from Humboldt’s own Lyndsey Battle and Dharla Curry.  Over 12 months, the creative team of  Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott, documented the hardship, beauty, resilience, and resourcefulness of women in various states of homelessness, and witnessed the obstacles they face every day. The script was developed with the ensemble to bring the research to life. Many of this exceptional cast have experienced houselessness at some point in their lives. Together, throughout the production process, they shared life stories, prepared meals, broke down, held each other up and developed an extraordinary bond.  

    Tickets are $10 general and $8 students and seniors. Available at Wildberries Marketplace or online at arcataplayhouse.org or reserve at 822-1575.

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 at 08:00 PM

    Woman's Place is in Her Home

    Tickets “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home”, an exploration of women experiencing the largely unplanned, unpredictable realities of housing insecurity is returning for two public performances. As part of a pilot program for future touring, the ensemble will be performing for high school students on Thursday March 28. Students will come to a shortened version of the show in the morning and then be involved in a series of workshops with ensemble members.

    “As well as giving people a chance to see the show, we are also creating a series of workshops and a curriculum that will inspire high school students to use theatre and performance as a vehicle for social change and expression” says Director/Writer Jacqueline Dandeneau “ On our last tour, we were able to connect with Mendocino High School and it inspired us to develop this format.  We are currently booking a tour for 2019-20, connecting to contacts we have made along the way.  We are excited to be able to work with our local high school students to develop a program for the State that will be used for the upcoming tour.”

    The Arcata Playhouse in association with Arcata House Partnership and Food For People began the project with hopes to bring the distinctive challenges of being a houseless woman to the broader community.  “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” fuses storytelling, media, dance and music, performed by professional artists, alongside community members and activists.  Jacqueline Dandeneau directs the play featuring original compositions from Humboldt’s own Lyndsey Battle and Dharla Curry.  Over 12 months, the creative team of  Dandeneau, Ali Freedlund and Tammy Rae Scott, documented the hardship, beauty, resilience, and resourcefulness of women in various states of homelessness, and witnessed the obstacles they face every day. The script was developed with the ensemble to bring the research to life. Many of this exceptional cast have experienced houselessness at some point in their lives. Together, throughout the production process, they shared life stories, prepared meals, broke down, held each other up and developed an extraordinary bond.  

    Tickets are $10 general and $8 students and seniors. Available at Wildberries Marketplace or online at arcataplayhouse.org or reserve at 822-1575.

  • Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 07:30 PM · $15.00 USD

    Jaese Lecuyer

    Jaese Lecuyer is a singer/songwriter who has called Humboldt County home away from home for the past 25 years. He has performed at The Mad River Festival in the Dell’Arte productions of Big Fat Liar, and Korbel 4. He taught dance at Humboldt State University and  is also a former director of the  Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir. He is very excited to be back to share his original music, a little bit of blues and folk, mixed with a healthy serving of soul.
    You can take a listen at https://www.reverbnation.com/jaeselecuyerakajcbrown

    Tickets at Wildberries Marketplace or brownpapertickets.com 

  • Friday, April 05, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    Jenny Scheinman's Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait


    Tickets Presented at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka by the Arcata Playhouse and the Minor Theatre.
    Conceived by local favorite and internationally acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman, Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait brings together live music by Scheinman (fiddle/voice), Robbie Fulks (banjo/voice) and Robbie Gjersoe (guitars/voice) with Depression-era historical footage.

    We are invited into the captivating visual world of H. Lee Waters who documented over 100 small towns in the southeast between 1936 and 1942. His films are of regular people going about their lives - mill workers streaming out of factories, a mother and daughter dancing on a dirt road, children racing in slow motion. Feature filmmaker Finn Taylor has re-edited these iconic images and set them to Scheinman's music, creating an experience that celebrates American resilience and the sustaining power of community. 

    "These are Americas home movies.  They contain a clue to our nature, an imprint of our ancestry.  They were shot before Americans had sophisticated understanding of film, and capture truthfulness that one is hard-pressed to find in this day and age now that we are immersed in a world of social media, video, and photography.  These people can dance.  Girls catapult each other off seesaws and teenage boys hang on each others arms.  Toothless men play resonator guitars on street corners, and toddlers push strollers through empty fields.  They remind us of our resilience and of our immense capacity for joy even in the hardest of times." Jenny Scheinman

    "Scheinman [has] a distinctive vision of American music, suffused with plainspoken beauty and fortified all at once by country, gospel, and melting-pot folk, along with jazz and the blues"
    The New York Times

    Tickets are $28 general and $26 members, $15 for 12 and under. Available at Wildberries Marketplace or online no phone reservations for this show.

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    World of Wonder

    Tickets  The second addition of our 2019 Family Fun Series, World of Wonder is from Maine performer Leland Faulkner that charms audiences of all ages with the actor's imagination, the mime's skill, and the conjuror's craft. Beginning with the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs or hand shadows, Leland conjures up an amazing menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands. He is recognized in conjuring circles as an expert on the history of this antique art. Imagine discovering a felt ring that allows Leland to become twenty-four comic characters from around the world in a matter of minutes. Discover classical magic from the Far East as a Japanese magician lets folded paper butterflies fill the air with color in a beautiful homage to Old Japan.  World of Wonder is a journey around the world that occurs in the most magical of all places, yourself.  www.lelandfaulkner.com
    Tickets online, at Wildberries Marketplace or phone 707-822-1575 to reserve

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    World of Wonder

    Tickets  The second addition of our 2019 Family Fun Series, World of Wonder is from Maine performer Leland Faulkner that charms audiences of all ages with the actor's imagination, the mime's skill, and the conjuror's craft. Beginning with the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs or hand shadows, Leland conjures up an amazing menagerie of silhouettes using only his hands. He is recognized in conjuring circles as an expert on the history of this antique art. Imagine discovering a felt ring that allows Leland to become twenty-four comic characters from around the world in a matter of minutes. Discover classical magic from the Far East as a Japanese magician lets folded paper butterflies fill the air with color in a beautiful homage to Old Japan.  World of Wonder is a journey around the world that occurs in the most magical of all places, yourself.  www.lelandfaulkner.com
    Tickets online, at Wildberries Marketplace or phone 707-822-1575 to reserve

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