Beyond and Below: Philadelphia-based artists perform at the Blue Barn

May 7th, 2012  |  by Published in C3 picks, featured, Featured Events, Uncategorized

On Thursday, May 10th at 8pm at the Blue Barn (Amherst, MA) — Philadelphia-based artists Beth Nixon of Ramshackle Enterprises and Sarah Lowry of The Missoula Oblongata will perform BELOW & BEYOND.  Created by the Nixon and Lowry, Beyond and Below is directed by Donna Sellinger of The Missoula Oblongata and included accordion music by Matthew Schreiber.


A new play about urban camouflage, immortal jellyfish, natural gas extraction and an underground creek turned sewer.  Inspired by the long-submerged Mill Creek of West Philadelphia, as well as current debate about fracking in Pennsylvania, this original play explores the complications of what lies beneath our feet. Using puppets, pulleys, and maps, the performance examines the intricacies of extraction and recognizes a waterway that continues to resurface. Tree house, houseboat and bunker dwellers unite amidst an invasion of urban water buffalo. Plus a one-man band.

This show is geared toward adult audiences and kids ages 10 and up. Suggested Donation: $7-15 with no one turned away for lack of funds. 

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