I always love it when art and politics mix. I received this press release from the theater company Independent Submarine. And because it is so apt to subject matter of the Newburyport Political Blog, I am passing it on to the blog’s readers
(Mary Eaton, Editor of the Newburyport Political Blog)
Newburyport, The Yankee City Theater Project
Newburyport Mass 1956-2006
Searching For The Soul Of The City
A Documentary Theater Production
At The Firehouse Center For The Arts
May 25-28, 2006
Independent Submarine and The Firehouse Center For The Arts are proud
to announce an original documentary theater piece, “The Yankee City Theater Project.” The YCTP is a multi-media documentary theatre piece chronicling the changes that have swept through the city of Newburyport, Massachusetts in the last 50 years.
Through interviews with over fifty Newburyport residents (including former mayor Byron Matthews; local business owner Sue Little; journalist Bill Plante; poet Christopher Michael; and many others) from all walks of life, Gregory Moss, Stephen Haley, Myron Moss, Maureen Daley and Dylan Fuller have generated an important, illuminating and entertaining piece of oral history.
The Yankee City Theater Project traces the historical arc from the initial highly contested reconstruction of Newburyport in the late 60’s to our current debate over land development and use of the waterfront. The play shows Newburyport once again on the edge of a major change.
The play, which features a mix of live actors and video-taped interviews, also tells the story of life on Newburyport’s streets, documenting the slow change from the rougher, more eccentric city of the 70s and 80s into the upscale bedroom community Newburyport is becoming. Newburyport’s heroes and eccentrics, now gone, are remembered and revisited.
May 25-28 2006
The Firehouse Center For The Arts,
Market Square, Newburyport, MA
Thursday – Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 5 PM.
Tickets are $14, $12 for students and seniors.
For tickets, call the Firehouse Box Office at 978-462-7336 or
purchase them online at www.firehouse.org.
Greg Moss: firstname.lastname@example.org