Tongue And groove theatre presents:
King of hearts
running May 22 - June 6 at Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 E. Manor Road, ATX.
An original stage adaptation inspired by the French film of the same name, King of Hearts is Set during WWI, this whimsical anti-war allegory tells the story of a humble Scottish soldier, Charles Plumpick, who is sent into a supposedly evacuated French village. His mission: to locate and disarm explosives rigged by the Germans to destroy the Scottish battalion as they begin their occupation of the village. Once the lone soldier Plumpick arrives, he encounters strange inhabitants, even for the French. Unbeknownst to Plumpick, the escaped patients of a lunatic asylum have assumed the roles of the evacuated villagers.
Ultimately, the play questions the sanity of those who wage war.
Austin Puppet Incident
Hilarious, lyrical, horrifying, inventive!
The 6th annual Austin Puppet Incident is an evening of short puppet works (for grownups) by local and national puppet artists.
Two nights only! The Austin Puppet Incident is a joint creation of Glass Half Full Theatre andTrouble Puppet Theater Company, presenting the work of local and national puppet artists on the Austin stage. This year’s puppet slam includes visiting artist Madison J. Cripps, a marionettist from Asheville, N.C. Local acts include lyrical shadow puppetry, a little horror, twisted fairy tales, hand and rod puppets, and more!
May 29 & 30, 8:00 and 10:00 pm
Salvage Vanguard Theater, studio, 2803 Manor Rd, Austin, 78722
$12 general admission, $10 student/senior/group at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1592368
The Austin Puppet Incident is supported by the Puppet Slam Network.
Not suitable for kids. Ages 15+ recommended.
Artists reception for Simon Ripley
Wednesday, June 3rd, 6 -8pm
Simon Ripley is the Director of the Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter, South West England. Over the past 2 weeks he has been working alongside the staff of the Mobile Art Program to make art with seniors experiencing early memory loss. In the UK Simon does similar work taking printmaking into the community, working with adults with mental illness and seniors in hospital.
Simon will be showing examples of the artwork that has been made by participants over the last two weeks. He will also show his own prints. Whilst he is in Texas, Simon will be printmaking at Flatbed Press in Austin to make new work in response to his workshops with Mobile Art.
Simon will talk about his work in the UK and also discuss approaches to participatory work with vulnerable people.
For more information please visit www.mobileartprogram.org or call (512) 632-4453.
Doctuh Mistuh Productions presents
HEATHERS, THE MUSICAL & THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Doctuh Mistuh Productions, winner of the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Musical (SILENCE, THE MUSICAL) is pleased to announce the regional premiere of HEATHERS, THE MUSICAL. Keeping with the “cult movie” theme, DMP will produce a second “late night” production to give Austin its first CULT MOVIE MUSICAL DOUBLE FEATURE with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. The two productions will play in repertory at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre from June 18 thru July 11.
Dates & Times HEATHERS – Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm and Sun. at 5:00pm, June 18th through July 11. ROCKY HORROR – Wed. at 7:30pm, Fri. & Sat. at 11:00pm, June 24th through July 11th. Note: No performances July 4th.
Tickets $15.00-30.00 (Special Double Feature Tickets available). Brown Paper Tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com & (800) 838-3006
paper chairs is proud to premiere MAST, a new play by paper chairs co-founder and local playwright Elizabeth Doss that explores a nuclear family born of World War II as it blows apart over the globe.
On an Air Force base outside Abilene, TX, Anne, a rancher’s daughter, and Walter, a globe-trotting journalist, conceive a child in the heat of wartime frenzy. From France to the Dominican Republic, New York City to the Atlantic Ocean, MAST is a photograph that spans the decades of Anne and Walter's estranged lives. Without a home to hold together, they move further into unchartered territory.
July 23-Aug 8 (Thurs-Sat) 8pm
$15-$25 sliding scale general admission. Ticket link & facebook event - coming soon! www.paperchairs.com
Yoga with Adriene, RYT
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. and
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Cost is $10/class
Yoga at SVT classes will tone and heat the body as well as focus on alignment and flexibility. This series offers a playful sequence of poses and movement designed to build strength, guide the breath and allow ease to flow in. Adriene’s classes blend flowing movement with a lighthearted attitude and a clear attention to detail. Class ends with a relaxing cool down to leave you calm and centered. All levels welcome.
For more Yoga With Adriene, free yoga videos and more visit www.yogawithadriene.com
Church of the Friendly Ghost
Church of the Friendly Ghost is a 100% volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community.
The collective originally formed at an old church in east Austin in 2003 and over the years has included rotating casts of volunteers, artists, local audience and long distance pen-pals. The organization has presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous excursions. COTFG's flagship event, New Media Art and Sound Summit occurs on June 11th - 14th this year.
Gnap! Theater Projects
Gnap! Theater Projects presents and produces theatrical events that are both deliberately experimental and unashamedly populist, often utilizing modes of theater making that are artistically unfashionable and obsolete, including improvisation, short sketches, site specific performance art, and historical re-envisioning. Gnap! Theater Projects is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of ways of making narrative function in a theatrical setting. Gnap! Theater Projects work is intended for experienced theater audiences and theater-going novices alike.
Get-up, improv duo Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin, performs every 3rd Friday at 8pm on our Studio stage.
No Shame, an open mic night for comedy and live performance, every 1st and 3rd Friday at 10pm in the Studio.
Visit Gnap! Theater Projects
Lucky Chaos Theater Projects produce works by or about Asian-Americans as well as other under-represented communities. They hope to increase dialogue about these experiences through the performance arts. Their projects are stories from a different point of view and range from published works to original works including submissions from the community. They explore all mediums including scripted, experimental, improv and movement. Come check out their shows:
Lucky Chaos will have programming at SVT in the Studio every 1st and 2nd weekend of the month.
Fridays/Saturdays 8pm and 1st Saturday 10pm.
For more information and tickets visit Lucky Chaos
Weird! True Hollywood Tales
Weird! True Hollywood Tales is a biography/pop culture history lecture series that focuses on the fascinating lives and strange deaths of iconic celebrities, Hollywood tragedies, and shocking scandals from the 20th century.
The bi-monthly lectures revolve around a central historical theme with related biographies. Every other 3rd Saturday at 8pm in the Studio.
For more information visit Weird! True Hollywood Tales