Wednesday, June 8, 2011

First Show Ever for our Tenth Anniversary!

We can hardly believe it's been ten years since that photo was taken, but since the calendar seems to think it has been, we've arranged a special treat (which is a critic's pick in The Village Voice!) for our 10 year anniversary: a one-night-only revival of Canard, Canard, Goose? at Joe's Pub, the very same venue where it premiered!

Canard tells the story of the original Civilians troupe's attempts to suss out the truth about alleged goose abuse by Disney during the filming of Fly Away Home. Though the investigation itself went nowhere some ways, we emerged with this wonderful play and a brand new process of "investigative theater". As Steve says in our anthology: "Canard certainly has its rough edges, but it’s the way—like Anna Paquin—we learned to fly."

This was The Civilians' first piece of investigative theater, and the methods were a little different back then. The artists didn't transcribe their interviews, as they did for This Beautiful City and In the Footprint, so the characters in the play are based on how the interviewers remembered them, and the dialogue comes from notes that the artists made immediately after the interviews. As the intro in the show states, "Everything that you're about to see is fact. Everything is exactly as it occurred, as we managed to remember it."

Additionally, we definitely want to shout out to the original Canard cast members who will be performing this Friday: Aysan Celik and Jennifer Morris (both in the picture above). And we're of course also excited to have Matthew Dellapina and Greg McFadden (of In the Footprint), Brandon Miller, Caitlin Miller, and Maria Elena Ramirez joining them!

Friday, June 10, 9:30 PM
Let Me Ascertain You: Canard, Canard, Goose?
at Joe's Pub
Buy tickets here!

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