Hook & Eye Theater to Present World Premiere of THE SUMMONERS, 1/21-2/1
Hook & Eye Theater announced that it will present The Summoners by Gavin Broady at the Celebration of Whimsy January 21 through February 1, 2014. Directed by Chad Lindsey, The Summoners was devised by the company through a series of workshops in the Poconos last year.
For three years, black clouds have blotted out the sun over Our America. A five-minute break in the clouds over a small town gives the whole nation hope... and compels a desperate government aided by a corporate conglomerate to sequester the town's residents in a warehouse facility where they are made to recreate their actions at the cloudless moment . . .over and over. . . in the hopes of once again summoning the sun.
At once an impressionistic flip-book of modern small-town America, a story of one family strained to make huge decisions, and a stern reminder of the power of the natural world, The Summoners clicks and whirrs through the world of its characters hoping to find salvation in the tiniest detail.
Hook & Eye Theater is an open ensemble of theater-makers, dancers, musicians and artists. The company creates original and devised work. Its process is open-source. Hook & Eye Theater believes that theater requires the whole performer, and opens a dialogue between past and present. At its best, it's irreverent, dangerous, joyful, brave, ridiculous, passionate, and ultimately a wholly different experience from other forms of entertainment. For more information, visit www.hookandeyetheater.com.
Performances of The Summoners run January 21 through February 1, 2014 with a varied schedule at the Celebration of Whimsy aka C.O.W. (21-A Clinton Street just below Houston; Subway: F to 2nd Avenue). Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2191.