After preparing during a three-week theatre camp, 14 youth are performing a set of skits, some of their own creation and some based on classic works, this weekend at Pier One Theatre.
“From cheese shops with no cheese to passionate public speaking to puppets trying to sell you things and a small yet persistent feline with possible murderous intent, this year’s show promises to be – at the very least – unmissable and massively entertaining,” Director Clara Noomah said, adding that the evening showcases the dizzying creativity of some of Homer’s finest young actors.
As James Quinlan lay terminally ill in the Homer hospital, his grandchildren hung a new show of his works at Homer Council on the Arts in his honor. Quinlan died Sunday evening.
An ardent proponent of peace, fairness and justice, Quinlan’s works, boldly impressionistic, reflect his world views.
The 12th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, featuring performances and workshops by numerous musicians including headliners from Los Angeles and Santa Fe, starts Thursday.
Participatory fun starts en route to Seldovia Thursday as the headliners conduct a song circle aboard the M/V Tustumena ferry which leaves Homer harbor at 11:45 a.m. Then that evening, visitors will be invited to participate on open mic at 8 p.m. for performers who are not in the festival line up.
Pier One Theatre is featuring singer/songwriter folk rock performer Johann Wagner from Austin Texas at Alice’s Champagne Palace this weekend.
Pier One Artistic Director Lance Petersen said that Austin is a great music town and they travel there often to visit their son who lives there. “We came across this guy and he’s the genuine deal. We liked him and invited him. Austin’s the epicenter of the music scene down there. Every little coffee shop has a stage. We think it would be cool if we could have a trickle of musicians from Austin coming up here to perform year-round,” Petersen said.
Wanted: Beat poets, rappers, dancers, singers, actors and musicians for a professional variety show that appeared for many years on the Homer Mariner Stage as the World Cafe.
Planners are starting now to put the pieces together to bring back this beloved variety show that for many years helped pull Homer folks out of the winter doldrums. Set for February, “Out of the Woodwork,” is meant to reinspire old and inspire new generations to join with other artists for a chance to mentor, be mentored or supremely entertained by Homer’s trademark quality artists.
If a good working definition of life equates it with “energy in motion,” then a new dance dividing the five rhythms of creativity might help understand what those motions are and how they meld together to unblock the creative force.
A unique dance troop formed from Tlingit-Haida tribes bring their songs and stories to Homer this weekend to help celebrate a gathering hosted by the Pratt Museum and Kachemak Bay tribes.
The group’s leader, Hazel Tumulak, tells of the places where songs and stories emerged because both are tightly connected to their sources in clans.
Timely as today’s headlines about the economic crisis, Pier One Theatre’s final play of the season humorously brings home working people’s woes as inflation and unemployment squeeze them beyond their means to survive.
Although Dario Fo wrote “We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!” in Italy during a previous economic collapse, it clearly resonates in today‘s world. The 1974 play is a farce centering on women taking what they want from a supermarket and only paying what they could afford — or not at all.
A man sits dead at a table in a diner.
When his cell phone rings incessantly, bothering a stranger at a nearby table, she answers it and is drawn into his life and death.
“After you’re gone, how will you be remembered?” is the main question addressed in Sarah Ruhl’s grim comedy, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” which plays at Pier One Theatre through the next three weekends. Ruhl explores that question by entrusting the memory of a not-so-dearly departed man, played by Dylan Carter, to a woman he never met.
Having enthralled audiences in Homer and Halibut Cove at the close of last season, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” opens at Pier One Theatre this weekend. Atz Lee Kilcher stars in this musical comedy with a somber undertone.
While the play entertains with humorous songs and dialogue, the theme of a young man escaping Communist East Berlin by enduring a botched sex change, underlies the story with more serious themes.