Know Theatre Presents The Bengsons' HUNDRED DAYS Folk Opera, 8/10 & 12
Hundred Days, Know Theatre, The Bengsons, Cincinnati Fringe
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At the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, husband and wife duo The Bengsons, participated in a workshop as part of FringeDevelopment. Other artists participating in the Festival joined The Bengsons to rehearse and present selections of their new folk-opera, Hundred Days. Know Theatre of Cincinnati is excited to announce that The Bengsons will be returning to Cincinnati and will present an early showing of music from this new work. Performances will occur at Know Theatre of Cincinnati on August 10 & 12, 2012 at 8pm.
Hundred Days is the fierce, triumphant story of a young couple who fall in love, only to have their time together cut short by illness. They decide to reject treatment and take the one year they have left together and try to live it as though it were the 60 years they had thought they would have together. They transform their apartment into a world where they can try to literally condense time, to move through their 20's, 30's, 60's, 80's, and create the experiences of a full life.
Hundred Days has been developed through workshops across the country, including at the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and a full production will debut at Z Space in San Francisco in 2014. The Bengsons also presented Ain’t That Good News at the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival to sell out audiences.
The Bengsons, a musical duo made up of Abigail and Shaun Bengson, are the best in vaudevillian indie folk and young stars of the NYC experimental music and theater community. They have performed their original shows, performances pieces and original musicals, Ain’t That Good News and The Magic Show: The Story of the Barefoot Angels, across the country and around the world. The Bengsons are also activists and teachers, who have taught students with autism in NYC’s public schools and Cambodian immigrants in Massachusetts, as well as internationally at the Market Theater Lab of Johannesburg, ZA, the Tijuana Christian Orphanage of Tijuana, Mexico, and ASAPROSA, in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
All tickets for this performance are $10. Bring anything Fringe with you (t-shirts, passes, guides, etc.) and get in for just $5! Tickets can be purchased by visiting knowtheatre.com or by calling the box office at 513.300.KNOW (5669).
Know Theatre of Cincinnati is supported, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.
The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans . Our mission is to create evocative and explosive live entertainment. Our vision is a world awakened to its collective possibility. We value a playful artistic community where artists can collaborate and grow.
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