The Hunter and The Bear
Directed by Stuart Carden + PigPen Theatre Co.
At Writers Theatre in Chicago
Directed by Trevor Nunn
At Theatre for a New Audience in NYC
Concert at Rough Trade NYC
Just want to dance? Perfect. We'll play songs from our two LPs and a share a new one from "The Hunter and The Bear".
It is with a great deal of joy, gratitude, and anxiety that we announce our next original play, "The Hunter and The Bear", will begin performances in less than 300 days. We had the idea for this story over 8 years ago, and now (thanks to support from Manhattan Theatre Club, Ars Nova, The Orchard Project, and Vineyard Arts Project) we have a new script and new songs that we can't wait to share with you. We're particularly proud to be premiering it in Chicago with our friends at Writers Theatre, in their new home, one of the most beautiful theaters we've ever seen.
Here's the official blurb:
"The Hunter and The Bear tells the haunting story of an imaginative young boy and his father, the pragmatic hunter tasked with protecting their isolated town. When his son disappears in the woods, the search to recover him will lead the hunter, and eventually the entire community, through a landscape teeming with dark secrets and supernatural threats.
Cast in flickering campfire light, this combination frontier ghost-story and modern-day parable unfolds in PigPen's signature style: using resourceful staging, captivating storytelling, ingenious shadow puppetry and award-winning folk music to fuel a headlong plunge into the darkest part of the woods."
Pericles, written by William Shakespeare, directed by Trevor Nunn, and somehow featuring the seven of us in every supporting role imaginable will officially extend through April 10th at Theatre for a New Audience. A critics' pick from The New York Times and 4 star reviews from Time Out New York and The Guardian - productions of Pericles like this are few and far between - make sure you catch it before it's gone! Get your Pericles tickets here.
We played Rough Trade on Monday 2/29 (pictured above) and it was the best Monday night crowd we've ever had. So for all you second rounders who are reading this email and coming on 3/14 - the gauntlet has officially been thrown down. Come celebrate with us. Get your Rough Trade tickets here.
And now we send you back to your regularly scheduled programming.
With all our love,