Paper Chairs to Kick Off MURDER BALLAD MURDER MYSTERY Fall 2013 Tour, 11/20
paper chairs is thrilled to kick-off its fall with a resurrection of Murder Ballad Murder Mystery.
Originally produced as full-length site-specific spectacle at the VORTEX Theatre in 2009, we've spent the last year condensing the work into an hour-long extravaganza ready for the open road. We'll premiere our latest version with five Austin performances in three saloons across town and then hit the trail to the New Orleans Fringe Festival and the Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa, Texas!
Murder Ballad Murder Mystery is a backwoods musical spun from the ghosts of legendary criminals caught on a killing spree. A lone sheriff aims to corral these demons as they sing, dance with loaded weapons 'til no one is left standing. Part existential whodunit, part slapstick haunting, and part ramshackle ho-down, this play investigates the many ways and whys we carry out a death sentence.
Murder Ballad Murder Mystery includes: a script and book by Elizabeth Doss, original score by Mark Stewart, direction by Keri Boyd and design by Lisa Laratta. Co-produced by Doss, Boyd, Laratta and Spring Karlo. The cast features Laura Freeman, Ben Bellinger, April Perez, Kim Adams, Noel Gaulin, Kelli Bland, Mark Stewart and Elizabeth Doss.
Performance dates and times:
11/20 & 21st: The Buzz Mill, Austin, TX 9pm
11/29: Scoot Inn, Austin, TX 7:30pm *
12/3 & 4th: Hole in the Wall, Austin, TX 9pm
11/23: Hi- Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA 9pm **
12/7: Lost Horse Saloon, Marfa, TX 8pm
TICKETS: $5-$10 suggested donation, available at the door only!
For more information, visit www.paperchairs.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/465935153523073/.
*part of a whole night, including performances by Clyde & Clem's Whisky Business, White Ghost Shivers, and East Cameron Folkcore. Tickets $10.
**part of the New Orleans Fringe Festival (www.nofringe.org)
The Buzz Mill, 1505 Town Creek Dr. Austin, TX 78741
Hi- Ho Lounge, 2239 St Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117
Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th Austin, TX 78702
Hole in the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78705
Lost Horse Saloon, 306 E. San Antonio St. Marfa, TX 79843