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CPT Residency 2004
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NEW WORLD PERFORMANCE LABORATORY IN

RESIDENCE AT CPT

Genet’s Deathwatch and new cabaret piece receive Cleveland premieres

 

November 4-November 13, 2004

 

CLEVELAND, OH –The New World Performance Laboratory, Northeast Ohio’s own world-class alternative theatre company, will be in residence at Cleveland Public Theatre from November 1 through November 13, 2004. NWPL will present two performances:  Jean Genet’s Deathwatch and Stairway to Paradise, A Cabaret Soul Journey, in the Parish Hall next to CPT’s Gordon Square Theatre.  For information on all events contact CPT at 216-631-2727 or call NWPL at 330-867-3299.

 

New World Performance Lab presents Deathwatch by Jean Genet, one of the 20th century’s most controversial and important playwrights.  NWPL’s production is directed by NWPL artistic director, James Slowiak and features Jairo Cuesta, a Colombian actor and co-director of the company, as well as NWPL apprentices Chris Buck and Justin Hale.  Deathwatch is Genet's first play, rewritten shortly before his death in 1986.  It tells the story of three prisoners locked in a sacrificial rite of passage from division to wholeness.  The play promises to be an intimate and intense experience that demonstrates the company's unique physical acting style, which has won them acclaim on four continents.  Performances are in the Parish Hall and seating will be limited.  Performance dates and times are: November 4,5,6,13 at 8pm; November 7 at 7pm; November 12 at 10:30pm.  Ticket prices are $10--$15.  For reservations call:  216-631-2727.

 

In repertory with Deathwatch will be Stairway to Paradise, A Cabaret Soul Journey, featuring NWPL apprentice Megan Elk singing from the songbooks of Arlen, Berlin, Gershwin and Weil. Megan weaves story and song in a way that links the sacred to the profane, the soul to the body, the Jewish experience to American popular song.  Stairway to Paradise is a musical journey backward, inward, and finally forward.  With percussionist Ronald Martin and directed by James Slowiak.  Performances are in the Parish Hall and seating will be limited.  Performance dates and times are: November 5, 13 at 10:30 pm; November 7 at 3pm; November 11, 12 at 8pm.  Ticket prices are $10-$15.  For reservations call:  216-631-2727