Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Brokeback Mountain...staged reading in West Hollywood! Out West Series!
The phenomenon of "Brokeback Mountain" continues!
The City of West Hollywood will present an expanded version of "Beyond Brokeback" with a staged reading of messages, essays, poetry, and music inspired by the award-winning ground-breaking film directed by Oscar-winner Ang Lee.
The event is slated for June 25th and is funded through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, and Out West 2011.
The event is sponsored under the auspices of the One City/One Pride Series.
The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
No reservations are required.
"Beyond Brokeback" was first developed and performed at the Autry National Center last December as part of its acclaimed "Out West" at the Autry series and in commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of release of the film "Brokeback Mountain".
"Beyond Brokeback" was most recently performed by the Theatre and Dance Department of the University of Wyoming in Laramie for the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice in April and is scheduled to be presented by Chicago’s Roosevelt University in its 3,700 seat historic Auditorium Theatre on November 13th (Director/David Zak).
"Beyond Brokeback: A Staged Reading with Music" was adapted by "Out West" at the Autry creator and producer Gregory Hinton from the 2007 book "Beyond Brokeback: Impact of a Film" written by Members of the Ultimate Brokeback Forum website (culled from over 500,000 posts).
Excerpts of poignant and humorous messages, essays, and poetry (by writers young and old, male and female, gay and straight ) will be interpreted by six readers.
Original songs from the CD “Meet Me on the Mountain” - inspired by the film (written by acclaimed Los Angeles Master Chorale singer/composer Shawn Kirchner) - will also be performed by Kirchner and readers Alice Kirwan Murray, Marlene Head and Michael Butler Murray.
Other readers include Lydia Nibley and William Handley.
Saturday, June 25, 2010 7:00 P.M.
Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park
1200 North Vista Drive
West Hollywood, CA
See 'ya there!
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