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THE HISTORY OF JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK
A puppet show based on the 1807 first
published version of the classic fairytale.
Adapted as a puppet show by Naia Venturi,
With original music by Misha Grey
This early version of the tale follows the boy Jack from his frivolous innocence as the only child of a widowed mother, on his journey up the bean-stalk where he learns the truth of what happened to his father and reclaims from the Giant what was rightfully his.
A multi-media puppet show with marionettes, video projection and a body puppet as the Giant.
For all ages. Fridays: April 1st and 29th at 7:00 PM
Saturdays: April 2nd and 30th at 4:00 PM
General Admission is $7
Children 12 and under $5
Seating is limited so reservations are encouraged.
For information and reservations call (734) 657-2337 or e-mail to email@example.com
DREAMLAND'S APRIL MANIFESTIVAL
An interactive variety show featuring a puppet show based on audience input, live music and quiz show games. The audience gets to help create a puppet show by volunteering words that will fill in a puppet script, "mad-lib" style. Music and games fill out the evening, which culminates in a performance of the audience's script by the Dreamland puppet troupe.
Saturday April 23rd at 8:00 PM
EARLY PAINTINGS OF PEGGY SMITH VENTURI
Peggy Smith Venturi was born in Detroit Michigan and as a teenager in the 1950's was trained at the old Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts. In the late 50's two of her paintings "Lost Child" and "The Crowd" both won a purchase prizes in contests held by the Detroit Institute of Arts, and both paintings are in the permanent collection of the DIA.
From 1961 until the early 1980's Peggy continued to create art as she raised her three children in Ann Arbor. In the mid seventies she gradually transitioned from painting to sculpture and in the mid 80's began a series of sculptures that combine her astonishing gift for technically precise detail with her ability to express pure feelings in the creation of three-dimensional environments.
The paintings in this Dreamland exhibition, which were created in the late 1950's and early 1960's when Peggy was in her twenties, were discovered in storage in the basement of the Venturi home when the house was recently sold. This colorful and energetic work expresses the world that Peggy experienced as a young mother with an alternative viewpoint in Ann Arbor during the 1960's.
Peggy Smith Venturi currently lives in Port Townsend Washington where she continues to create emotionally intense and meticulously detailed sculptures that she refers to as "interiors". Her most recent exhibition was at the Northwind Art Center in Port Townsend.
Exhibit runs through April.
Saturday, April 16th
Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio
Joe Summers leads this all-acoustic jazz trio that plays the music of Django Reinhardt and other European Gypsy composers. The trio features Joe Summers on guitar, Chris Moyer on guitar and Dave Sharp on bass.
Show Starts at 8:30pm
Friday, April 22, 8:00pm
Neo-psychedelic rock band Confusion Reactor celebrate the release of their new CD-R ‘Abject Squid’
Special guests – Misha Grey and Naia Venturi
Plus – animated video projection
Suggested $3.00 donation
INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO SHOWCASE
Dreamland celebrates independent film by opening its doors to local film and video makers. The artists will be encouraged to give a short introduction before each piece is screened. CALL TO FILM AND VIDEO MAKERS: If you are interested in showing work at this event please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-657-2337
Saturday April 9th at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 20th
THE DREAMLAND VARIETY STAGE
Open mic night for off-the-wall performance artists, monologists, short videos and films, self-styled comics, musicians and other avant-bards.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PERFORMING JUST SHOW UP!
For information call:(734) 834-1782
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