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CAP UCLA Presents MOUTHPIECE

CAP UCLA Presents MOUTHPIECE

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents MOUTHPIECE, a production by Quote Unquote Collective in association with Why Not Theatre for a four-night engagement from Wednesday, Feb.6 to Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Royce Hall Rehearsal Room, UCLA. Tickets for $49 are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101, Ticketmaster and the UCLA Central Ticket Office.

A sensation and one of the undisputed hits of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, MOUTHPIECE follows the journey of one woman for the duration of a day as she struggles to find her voice after her mother's death.

The brainchild of Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, co-founders of Quote Unquote Collective, a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary performance company that actively engages with urgent social and political themes, MOUTHPIECE is a virtuosic display of physical ingenuity and vocal orchestration.

"A smart show beautifully put together and performed, and one that speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongue" (Guardian), MOUTHPIECE resonates with audiences and critics alike for its deeply engaging, heart-wrenching, and humorous journey into the female psyche.

Seamlessly combining a capella harmonies, dissonance, text, and physical movements, the performing duo express the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman's head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression. Ranging from moments of tenderness to moments of mercilessness, with uncompromising precision, MOUTHPIECE magnifies a daughter's contemplation of her mother and becomes a rigorous investigation of womanhood itself.

Support for this performance provided by the Consulate General of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council.

CAP UCLA's Theater series continues with Andrew Dawson: Space Panorama and Spirit of the Ring (Feb. 21-22, Royce Hall Rehearsal Room), Carrie Mae Weems: Past Tense(March 8, The Theatre at Ace Hotel), CAP UCLA in association with Center Theatre Group presents The White Album by Joan Didion by Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera (April 5-7, Freud Playhouse).

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