Written & Composed by Ellen Maddow
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
Sets & Video by Sue Rees
Costumes by Olivera Gajic
Lights by Alan C. Edwards
Stage Manager Lisa McGinn
Additional Videos by David Dawkins & Ruth Marantz
With: Viva Deconcini, Michael Evans, Kim Gambino, Sam Kulik, Ellen Maddow, Kamala Sankaram, and Paul Zimet
2012: May 3–19, Dixon Place, NYC
Sluice and Suzy Q – well past their youth – perform a travelling subterranean indie rock concert accompanied by back up singers and their band, The Peripherals.
Their latest tour brings The Peripherals to Dixon Place, with a new set of songs that tell the stories of people and things that often slip by unnoticed, but when examined more closely provide a window into lives that are unexpectedly deep, colorful, complex, subtle and unique.
Featuring some of The Peripherals’ most beloved songs including “Blackbirds,” “Bunch of Keys,” “Crushpoint,” and “So F***ing What.”
“Their observations about life … are razor sharp. The music is rollicking and fun, and the performances loose and charming.”
– New York Theatre Review
“A celebration of the impulse to make art on your own terms, an exploration of an eclectic mix of forms and ideas, and a dizzyingly satisfying showcase of the astoundingly varied talents of its seven onstage performers. It is a delightful good time, more rewarding and nourishing than pretty much any mainstream music theatre event I’ve seen in quite some time.”
“The space between on and off stage is just one of the themes that creator Ellen Maddow sharply explores in the piece, which is directed with subtle nuance by Ken Rus Schmoll.”