Z Space Extends HUNDRED DAYS Through 4/13

Z Space Extends HUNDRED DAYS Through 4/13

Lisa Steindler, Artistic Director of Z Space announced today, due to the overwhelming popular response to the world premiere of Hundred Days, the new Indie Rock Opera playing at Z Space, that the show will extend its run through April 13. The show-part concert, part theatrical experience, conceived and created by The Bengsons-will add shows April 10-13 running Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 7 pm. Tickets ($15 - $100) are on sale now and may be purchased online at zspace.org and by phone at 866.811.4111.

Hundred Days is the brainchild of married duo The Bengsons. They created, composed and star in the indie-rock opera, which blends soaring vocals, frenetic rhythms and rousing all-join-hands choruses to create a new hybrid of folk rock, theater and art.

Produced by Z Space, piece by piece productions and Encore Theatre Company, Hundred Days tells the fierce, triumphant story of a young couple who falls in love, only to have their time together cut short by illness. To fully capture the most of their final 100 days together, the couple decides to live the next three months as though they were six decades as they imagine the life they would share together. Redefining the concert as well as the musical theater experience, this project resonates with the Z Space mission to experiment, re-invent and stretch boundaries. Directed by Obie Award winner, Anne Kauffman, Hundred Days presents a touching journey about love, loss, and life, leaving audiences wondering how they might spend their last hundred days.

The Bengsons and are an up-and-coming, "on the verge" folk rock duo from New York City that both defy description and invite metaphor. Called both an "alt folk rock duo" and "vaudeville rockers," The Bengsons' music has been described by Huffington Post as "a hybrid of Dresden Dolls meets Gogol Bordello meets Annie Get Your Gun. It is nothing but sheer pleasure to watch, enjoy and indulge in. The band has to rise to every music journalist's list as a "must see" band soon, because it is unlike anything you have ever seen. It's as fast and furious as a punk show but as creative and clever as an Off-Broadway play. Boundaries for The Bengsons do not exist and their shows are a testament to this."

The world premiere production of Hundred Days is made possible by Z Space, piece by piece productions, Encore Theatre Company, Dramatist Guild, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Williams College and Zellerbach Family Foundation.

Photo by Mark Leialoha

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