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Cinema VII, in association with THE WILLIAMSBURG ART AND HISTORICAL CENTER, PRESENTS 4 performances of a musical playscript dedicated to THE JAMES BOND LEGACY:
A Question of Solitude
by Peter Dizozza
TWO-WEEK ENGAGEMENT running concurrent with the Tri-Fold Book-Art Exhibition NOV 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2010
AT THE WAH THEATRE for the PERFORMING ARTS
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Cinema VII and The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center present A Question of Solitude, for a two-week limited engagement at The WAH Theater for the Performing Arts at the corner of Broadway and Bedford (135 Broadway, 3rd floor, Brooklyn 11211). FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY! Performances begin Friday, November 5, 2010, and run through Saturday, November 13, 2010.
A challenging exploration of mind, memory, poetry and music. Investors colonize beneath the earth's surface. Uncle James and Senior Bond infiltrate as James Bond confronts his solitude.
Running time: 90 minutes with an intermission.
Script and score performed live by Peter Dizozza, Mike Hill, Flemming Laursen, Annie Levey, Sam Moree, Zach Pethoud, Kat Yew and Lydia Woods.
Featuring art by Sam Moree and Orin Buck.
A Question of Solitude plays four performances through Saturday, November 13, 2010:Fridays, November 5th and 12th at 7:30 pm Saturdays, November 6th and 13th at 7:30 pmTickets are $18.00 and $10.00 with student ID/senior.
Please visit www.wahcenter.net, or call 718-486-7372. Tickets may also be purchased in person half-hour prior to the performance at The WAH Theater for the Performing Arts (135 Broadway, 3rd floor). TDF accepted.
CINEMA VII's mission is to provide foundation content for popular entertainment events integrating music with dialogue. Specializing since 1974 in satire rising to the level of surrealism, it is the administer for the creative catalogue of Peter Dizozza ("The Golf Wars" and "Pro-Choice on Mental Health.") Other musical projects have explored religious resurrections, hermaphroditism as the cure for war, and the need for identifying marks in civilization.
This production is the first staging of "A Question of Solitude," following development by George Ferencz in La MaMa's Experiments 2008 and 2009 Reading Series.
Artist Statement: This is a sensual piece exploring, through togetherness, the infusion and release of pressure. While informed by experience, it is formed in the wake of Ian Fleming literature and the movie genre he helped create -- which music composers also helped to create.
While I suggest that all creativity is creative construct, I specifically acknowledge here that this assembling of words and music is a creative construct.
The title to this piece is a lyric in "Private Land," a song from "The Last Dodo." The full line is "Bring into focus a question of solitude. Make it a wonderful place to go."
The real James Bond was an American professor of Ornithology best known for his coffee table book, "Wild Birds of the West Indies." Ian Fleming thought the name anonymous, Anglo Saxon and masculine when he chose it for his secret agent.
The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center is a dynamic home for emerging artists, providing the unique opportunity for practitioners in all arts to collaborate throughout the development process--from idea through fully realized exhibitions. The WAH's supportive environment continues to nurture a close-knit group of artists working toward the common goal of realizing works of the imagination, and its commitment to the development and display of new works is integral to the cultural enrichment of New York City.
The 2008-2009 season of its WAH Theater for the Performing Arts introduced "Paradise Found" and "The Woman Artist's Journey" programs of plays by members of the Brooklyn Playwrights produced in celebration of the "John Milton 400th Birthday," and the "Woman Forward!" Art Exhibitions.