FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor present:
a night of inventive performance
Come celebrate the death of your winter blues and the season of rebirth with Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor at their monthly performance event, Hypothesis, on Tuesday May 17, 2011 at the Midway. Hypothesis takes an intelligent, theatrical approach to cabaret while blending highbrow art with a lowbrow aesthetic. Each month, a new group of artists present work based on a challenge posited by fellow scientists Prof. Honor and Dr. Blazes. These challenges provide an opportunity to ask questions, test new approaches, and make work that fascinates.
May’s show will explore the beginning and the end. Of what, we’re not exactly sure. Our theme is BIRTH vs DEATH and the show may include fetal positions, Frankensteins, new selves, old loves. Our artists will present one work on birth. Will our performers come out kicking and screaming, or wet and slippery? Will they go with an epidural or tub birth? The artists will also perform one piece representing death: perhaps gritty, maybe peaceful, potentially transformative, or possibly blaring jazz funeral. These performances will investigate the grief and celebration of change. May’s show promises to be a fanfare (or dirge) of imagery, stories, and songs about the creative and destructive forces that drive our work and punctuate our lives.
The evening will feature: poetry from local activist Lady Rose, writing from feminist author Jaclyn Friedman, as well as performances from Boston’s most innovative vaudevillians, Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor. The presentation of findings will be followed by a dance party to the smashing sounds of Boston’s own DJ Golden Touch of Audio Chemists. Feature drinks, appropriately fluorescent and elixir-evocative, will be available at the bar for those scientists over 21.
Date: Tuesday May 17, 2011
Venue: The Midway, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain 617-524-9038
Admission: $7 at the door, 18+
Dancing: 10 pm onward