Come into the light of not-knowing; become hereaftered
In times of tragedy, hardship and loss what resides in the nature of human beings is the desire to find faith. Faith, in turn, can come in many forms. Memory. Religion. Salvation. Redemption. Hope. When life feels desperate it is easy to search for religion or in other cases, deny it altogether.
Boulder’s square product theatre kicks off its 9th Season with the World Premiere of SLAB, adapted by Gleason Bauer and Emily K. Harrison from the forthcoming novel by Mississippi born, Denver-based writer Selah Saterstrom. SLAB will be presented in the ATLAS Black Box theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, July 31-August 16, 2014.
Surfacing in this 4 year long project are the concepts of loss,memory and salvation. Told through the eyes and stories of Tiger, a “plucky ex-stripper” who is reeling from Hurricane Katrina, she is left waiting on a slab which is all that is left of her home. Born from the debris of Hurricane Katrina, SLAB explores our need to attach ourselves to our memories, “honoring what we can take with us when there is nothing left to take: our story.”
Along with such collaborators as video design by Christina Battle and a sound score composed by Janet Feder and Paul Fowler, square product theatre is partnering with Denver-based civic health club Warm Cookies of the Revolution to host a Sunday School for Atheists post show discussion on the topic of “Transition” a prominent theme in the play. The discussion will immediately follow the performance on Friday August 8, and will be free and open to the public, with an estimated start time of 9:45 p.m. For more information on the fine folks at Warm Cookies of the Revolution and their popular Sunday School for Atheists series, please visit: http://www.warmcookiesoftherevolution.org/
Check out the other collaborators sites @ cbattle.com, janetfeder.com, paulfowler.net, emilykharrison.com, squareproducttheatre.org
Adapted by Gleason Bauer & Emily K. Harrison, from the novel by Selah Saterstrom
Directed by Gleason Bauer
Featuring performances by: Mark Collins, Lauren Dennis, Emily K. Harrison, Paige Lynn Larson, Hadley Mays, and Cage Sebastian Pierre
Video design by Christina Battle
Sound score composed by Janet Feder and Paul Fowler
Run dates and times:
Preview: 8 p.m., Thursday July 31, 2014
Performances: 8 p.m., August 1-2; August 7-9; August 14-16
Venue: The ATLAS Black Box theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus
1125 18th St., Boulder, Colo.
Advance ticket prices:
$20 general admission; $15 students with ID; $17 seniors
2-for-1 Preview and Thursdays (July 31, August 7 and 14)
http://slab.brownpapertickets.com or 800/838-3006
all seats $25 at the door (cash or check ONLY)