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Yellow Sign Theatre to stage silent play “From a Black Egg”

The Yellow Sign Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming play , “From a Black Egg,” written and directed by Resident Artist Aaron Travis.

The latest in YST’s season celebrating the intersection of film and theatre, “From a Black Egg” is a silent play performed in the style of classic German Expressionist silent films such as Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and M. Set in 1920s Hungary, “From a Black Egg” tells the story of Cili and Dezo, a newlywed couple separated by war and driven to black magic to overcome their grief.

The play is scored by rising Boston-based art rock collective Bent Knee . In a first for The Yellow Sign Theatre, Bent Knee will be performing the score LIVE accompanying the play the weekend of Oct. 22-24.

“From a Black Egg” will run on the following dates:

Thursday Oct 15.    

Friday Oct 16.          

Saturday Oct. 17      

 

Thursday Oct. 22     

Friday Oct. 23           

Saturday Oct. 24       

 

Thursday Nov. 5        

Friday Nov. 6             

Saturday Nov. 7 

 

The dates in bold are the dates with Bent Knee performing the score live. Tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets for $15. The live performance with Bent Knee will be 20$. For more information, please contact Craig Coletta, Founder and Artistic Director at ditkoquestion@gmail.com or at 443-500-9650.

The Yellow Sign Theatre is a company devoted to producing original theatrical work in the service of promoting the following:

  1. An awareness of older forms of popular culture as a tool for better understanding contemporary arts and society.

  2. An appreciation for “low art” as a tool for encountering the world and ideas in a more visceral and affecting way than “high art” can produce

  3. A recognition that artists do not create art, but that the status of “art” given to a piece of work is the result of negotiation between creator, work, and audience.

    (Yes, that all sounds terribly serious, but in practice it means we play pranks with a B-movie aesthetic on stage and figure at least some of the audience will get the point and that the rest will just have a really good time)

 





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