my favorite theatre troupe, the MISSOULA OBLONGATA, is returning to the area with a new play, CLAMLUMP. they will be performing it this TUESDAY at NINE PM at BUILDING 16 in the OLNEYVILLE section of PROVIDENCE across from the old PRICE RITE and next to the DUNKIN DONUTS.
I love all their plays and have had the great pleasure to work with them on a few occasions- last year i was in an experimental performance of JULIUS CAESAR that they masterminded in PHILADELPHIA. a few years back me and MIKE LESLIE were in a wonderful play of their write that was held in NORTHAMPTON MA and took place mostly in a CAR (although our section took place at a picnic). the organization, while hardly impeccable, nonetheless gets a hearty endorsement from your humble narrator. there are always good jokes, clever monologues, adequate mysteries left mysterious, and practical costumery. i have not seen the new play, CLAMLUMP, although i was contracted to write a small section of it, which will i’m sure be the dullest part and moreover i’m quite sure the math is wrong.
accompanying the M.O. for THIS SHOW ONLY is HI HAT, which is a name that i’m now using for my own performances and projects involving sound as a primary aspect that aren’t NECESSARILY playing the sort of songs that have become associated with my name (through constant repetition by me). my section of the show (the HI HAT part) may take the form of a lecture with electronic sound, or a series of songs, or one song.
since the show is of a theatrical nature, if you get there late, you’ll miss something. getting people to go to a show on time or even early is always a massive pain in the ass, but please treat this as you would any other play, and plan on being at the venue, and already inside, and settled down, by 9pm. come early and hang out. HI HAT will begin a short period after 9:01, after an overture of everyone who set their alarms for 9:01′s alarm rings. show must be over by 11. please bring $6 to donate. this is the same price as the cheapest first-run movie ticket.
oh, also, my friend and neighbor kimi will be selling slices of DELICIOUS CAKE to raise money for fixing her GRANDMOTHER’S ROOF. you will see people eating the cake, and you will want to eat the cake, so plan accordingly by bringing some cake money / grandma’s roof money. Let you eat cake!
hope to see you there!
Deep in the hollows of the boarded up stadium, a barkeep sets his blender to pulse, a traveling salesman hawks his popcorn, and a bird with glorious plumage gores on one or two people a year, on average. Meanwhile, an unusual young person makes plans to go underground. Because if your world extends only as far as the scoreboard and the nosebleed seats, who will ever understand your sense of humor? “Clamlump”, the Missoula Oblongata’s new touring production promises the awe of misunderstanding, the privacy of laughter, and a sky dark with feathers.
The Missoula Oblongata presents Clamlump, the company’s latest full-size touring play. This one is of course complete with an original score performed live by Travis Sehorn (pebble light) and all of the puppetry, animated junk, and densely layered language that they’ve become known for.