Goodnight, Absalom!

When: Sunday, Sept 19, 7:30pm. Come early! 6:30 Pam Hughes’ fiddle students will play and YIHS stilt-walkers will entertain!
Where: Jefferson Street in front of The Commons
Cost: Free, donations to Fox & Beggar Theater are appreciated (suggested $14)

It’s “GOODNIGHT, ABSALOM!”, the latest stage production from the Fox & Beggar Theater! This surreal dark comedy fuses STREET THEATER, CONTEMPORARY DANCE, and PUPPETRY into a whimsical critique of the American condition.

The show will tour with a cast of fourteen artists and one cat in Fall 2021 around the Great Lakes region.
This is an OUTDOOR PRODUCTION performed on the custom stage designed and built by Fox & Beggar Theater parked in front of The Commons building. There will be a talk-back session after the show.

Here’s the set-up:
In the fictional town of Absalom, a larger-than-life chess match is played between two sinister railroad barons. Their strange game moves through a series of vignettes — the Dance of the Pawns, the Dance of the Knights, the Dance of the Bishops, etc. — in which the unfortunate chess pieces find themselves being made to do battle inside a prison they do not fully understand. As the game progresses, the chess pieces begin to become cognizant of their bleak situation … and attempt to lead a rebellion against the game itself.
Bring a lawn chair to sit on and enjoy this unique original play with a live band!
There will be live music by local musicians and some snacks for sale before the show so come early !