The Silly, The Scary, and The Sublime

Photo by Joe Mazza

From Mariposa Nocturna by Stephanie Diaz. Photo by Joe Mazza

October is in FULL EFFECT here at Free Street, with 3 different shows running in the space. We call them The Silly, the Scary, and The Sublime.

The Silly: DOPE: 420 Stories About Weed, Pot, Kush, Prisons, Parents and People. This play follows the life of a joint from seed to distribution, and is an exercise in how many ridiculous pot jokes you can make while still driving home a very serious point: the circulation of marijuana is heavily tied to violence on the border AND the incarceration of young Black men. One show left! Friday, October 17 at 6:30 Tickets here.

The Scary: THE HORROR. This immersive play, directed by Lauren Fields, turns the Free Street Space into a haunted hotel. Real Talk: the Free Street space can be a little spooky on a GOOD day, so imagine it decked out for terror! Two shows left! Wednesday and Thursday October 15 and 16 at 7pm. Tickets and info here.

The Sublime: We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie Diaz’s MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych. This collection of three short pieces is beautiful, haunting, and unlike anything we’ve seen before. Featuring handcrafted tabletop and shadow puppets, original music and stop-motion film, and precise, expressive puppetry, MARIPOSA NOCTURNA combines traditional technique with postmodern sensibilities. 

MARIPOSA NOCTURNA played to sold-out houses at 16th Street Theater in August 2014, and is the recipient of a 2014 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Fund for the Arts Grant.

The Free Street run will include a beautiful, immersive folk-art-inspired community altar and live installation in honor of Dia De Los Muertos. Audience members are encouraged to bring a token or memento of a loved one to contribute to the altar.

Thursdays, October 23 and 30 at 7:00 pm
Fridays, October 24 and 31 at 7:00 pm
Saturdays, October 25 and November 1 
Workshop: 11:00 am
Performance: 3:00 pm

Tickets here.


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