Now we normally don’t do postings for upcoming Events, but this Event features friends of the Fly People so we made an exception.
In a limited engagement, “My Song, The Way I Sing It” by virtuoso playwright Karyn Rose Bruyningwill be celebrating its two year anniversary at the historical Theatre 80 on St. Marks. A legendarystamp of the East Village community, Theatre 80 was home to the jazz mecca known as The JazzGallery and the hit musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which put the theatre on the map.This May 14th, the theatre will be able to add Bruyning’s work to their list of successful productions.
“My Song, The Way I Sing It” depicts the journey of women through six different points of view. In anensemble that includes everything from second wave feminists to wild childs and mean girls, the playnot only touches on subjects of relationships, growth and maturity; but, also the influences that arebehind coming into womanhood. The production features a mixture of poetry, music, and multimedia.With a simple, stripped down set, “My Song…” is a visceral experience as the women characters graspfor clarity and reach understanding. Part memoir, part collected experiences, Bruyning interviewed anumber of women to compose a melody of deeply personal truths that are almost hauntingly similar inthat the lessons we learn from our mothers never change and the outcomes which those lessons produce- more often than not – mirror the mistakes they were intended to deter. However, Bruyning’s characterspump the brakes on the destructive cycle and growing pains with wit, intelligence, and brutal honesty,offering an experience for audience members that is nothing short of transcendence.
“My Song, The Way I Sing It” will be opening at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) on Saturday, May14th, 2011 with a matinee at 1:00pm and an evening show at 8:00pm. Ticket prices start at $20 generaladmission and $10 for students with a valid student I.D. Seating is limited.