Thursday, March 17, 2011

1920’S THEATER EVENING RECREATED @ EVERGREEN MUSEUM & LIBRARY’S BAKST THEATRE THIS WEEKEND

TRIUMPH & SLAVERY
WHEN: March 18 and 19 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre)
TICKETS: $8 public; $5 students and members; FREE for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students with ID. 
Seats are limited and reservations are requested at 410.516.0341.

In this site-specific theatrical performance, Washington, D.C. actor Scott Sedar will recreate a fanciful 1920’s theater evening—a distant relation to the social triumphs hosted by Alice Warder Garrett in Evergreen’s Bakst Theatre. Unlike Mrs. Garrett’s performances, Sedar’s parody will evoke local and European history through the use of caricature, monologues, songs, and audience participation. Abraham Lincoln, Noel Coward, Giuseppe Verdi and other historical and fictional characters will appear in sketches played out against the backdrop of 20th-century Isolationism and fascism.

Sedar has performed at Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, Maryland Center Stage, Wholly Mammoth, and the Washington Stage Guild, among other venues. He is Evergreen's ninth "House Guests" artist-in-residence. His performance accompanies an art installation featuring vintage slide projectors, self-painted glass slides and paintings on view as part of the regular museum tour through May 29, 2011.