THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN to Play Fort Point Theatre Channel, 2/21-3/9
FPTC founding member Nick Thorkelson, the composer, will lead the four-piece Carny Band, providing original live music for the play's many songs. Just as Brecht and his collaborators created theater songs based on German dance hall music of their era, the Carny Band will carry the tradition forward in musical riffs derived from doo-wop balladry, gospel, new wave, gypsy jazz, and more from our own times.
Thorkelson has performed in various rock, blues, soul, and reggae bands, including Boston's first reggae band, Jamaica Hylton. He co-wrote and helped stage a workshop production of Defarge, a musical based on A Tale of Two Cities Collaborating with Thorkelson is his brother, Peter Tork, formerly of The Monkees. During the run, Tork will be making periodic guest appearances with the Carny Band.
Fort Point Theatre Channel is dedicated to creating and sustaining new configurations of the performing arts. They bring together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, visual arts, and everything in between as a forum for collaborative expression while enriching the Fort Point community, Boston, and beyond.
Fort Point Theatre Channel Artistic Directors: Rick Dorff, Mary Driscoll, Christie Lee Gibson, Silvia Graziano, Anne Loyer, Marc S. Miller, Sally Nutt, Amanda Sheehan, Robin Smith, Nick Thorkelson, Douglas Urbank, Daniel J. van Ackere, and Mark Warhol.