WORDLESS!, With Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston, Set for the Moore Theatre, 10/12
Wordless! with Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston is set for Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Moore Theatre. All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID. Price: $17.50 - $46.50 (not including fees). Reserved Seating. On Sale: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00AM.
Tickets available online at Tickets.com, 24-hour ticket kiosks (located outside the Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres), Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office (M-F 10am-6pm), or by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.
In his Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, MAUS-a moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and mice-Art Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In WORDLESS! -- a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance -- he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium.
Spiegelman, noted as a historian and theorist of comics as well as an artist, collaborates with Phillip Johnston, the critically acclaimed jazz composer who wrote all-new scores he will be performing live with his sextet. Johnston's music accompanies the cartoonist's personal tour of the first legitimate "graphic novels"- silent picture stories made by early 20th century masters like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Milt Gross-and their influence on him. As Spiegelman explores "the battle between Words and Pictures", he smashes at the hyphen between High and Low Art in a presentation featuring a new work drawn specifically for this project, "Shaping Thought."
Sydney-based New Yorker Phillip Johnston is best known for his work as a jazz composer (Microscopic Septet, The Coolerators), and as a creator of music for silent films, most recently Lotte Reineger's 1927 animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed.
Seattle Theatre Group's mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon. STG is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres in Seattle, Washington.