OMAS SISKONA of KW presents
TOM ALLEN'S "BOHEMIANS in BROOKLYN"
What happens when a poet, an author, a composer, his lover, and a book-loving stripper all move into the same house in quiet, wartime Brooklyn? Arguments, indulgence, infestation, questionable relationships of every description, a murder mystery, plenty of reasons for the neighbours to bang on the walls and, just possibly, some truly wonderful art. Join singers Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak, harpist Lori Gemmell and storyteller Tom Allen for an evening in the house that once held WH Auden, Benjamin Britten, Carson McCullers and Gypsy Rose Lee – a potent mix of cabaret, social history, very juicy gossip, glorious music and all parts fun.
“Beautifully punctuated… brought the songs to vivid life.” – Now Magazine
Sunday April 8, 2018
First United Church, 16 William St. Waterloo, ON
Time: 3 p.m.
Ticket price: $35.00
Tickets are now available. Do your Christmas shopping early! They make wonderful gifts! For more information, call 519.893.4602 or 519.884.7914
All proceeds are directed to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Check it out on YouTube: Bohemians in Brooklyn
What Tom Allen has to say about "Bohemians":
Tom Allen: "The artists living on 7 Middaugh Street came in almost every stripe! They were gay, bisexual and heterosexual in orientation. Some were gay but in heterosexual marriages. The show is not at all graphic, but it also does not shy away from those aspects and at times (particularly around the song Ruined) is playful and saucy about them. But, and I think this is important, it is not a show about those things. It is about finding a place for yourself in the world, and finding the courage to be the truest person you can be, even while fascist forces are threatening the world. These are values I know that are prized by Stephen Lewis and Grandmothers to Grandmothers."
This show was commissioned by the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and Music Niagara and developed with the help of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.