From Hopewell Theater: Join us for our ongoing series This Really Happened… featuring some of the most hilarious and moving storytellers on stage. With a rotating cast of storytellers, the show is always fresh. Audience members can also claim a spot in the show and share a “two-minute tale” at the open-mic at the end of each show, for up to six audience members. Hosted by Joey Novick, each show will be one hour long with no intermission, followed by the open mic segment of “two-minute tales.” March 8, April 5, May 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15
From Hopewell Theater: Bread and Puppet Present Diagonal Man: Theory and Praxis May 9 in Hopewell Diagonals are created from the leaning power of hurt verticals,” says Peter Schumann, founder and director of Bread and Puppet Theater, which will present their new play, Diagonal Man: Theory and Praxis, at Hopewell Theater on May 9th. We inhabitants of Western modernity are no strangers to verticality, from the architecture of our cities, to the “ladder(s) of success” we’re asked to scale, to the incessant wakefulness required of us, postponing the horizontal pleasures of sleep. Bread and Puppet’s Diagonal Man presents the diagonal as a potent and promising opposition to the dominating verticality of our culture. Puppeteers long ago realized that the most aesthetically radical movements for puppets are diagonals, because these movements are cannot be sustained by human actors or dancers for more than a moment. (Gymnasts upsidedown themselves frequently and with ease, but diagonal positions remain inaccessible without the use of puppet.) Diagonal Man brings all the bewildering, beguiling, and downright funny possibilities and implications of diagonality to life with song, dance, magic, mechanism, and stunning cardboard and paper maché puppets painted in Peter Schumann’s exuberant, slapdash expressionist style. The Bread […]
Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He’ll perform May 10 at 8 p.m. at the Hopewell Theater. Reider, has been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars, jazz and folk musicians ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull to Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem. For his debut record as bandleader, Too Hot To Sleep, Reider has assembled a “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) of young acoustic musicians called The Human Hands. Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine has dubbed a “mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers. Tickets: $20-$25
From Hopewell Theater: Join us for a delicious and entertaining Mother’s Day brunch with a performance by O’Neill and Martin. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array of delectable food items while listening to the uplifting tunes! The menu for the Sunday, May 12 brunch is to be announced. A performance only ticket is available. To purchase, select mezzanine seats or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance. Jeannie O’Neill and Thomas Martin have been performing as a duo since 2008, mixing genres and styles to create a wholly individual sound. Their cover set combines elements from Rock, Pop, Country, Folk, Americana, and Blues. Led by the powerful vocals of Jeannie O’Neill, the duo incorporate unique vocal harmonies into a set of fresh, yet recognizable hit songs.
From Hopewell Theater: XPN Welcomes The Felice Brothers May 12 at 7 p.m. at Hopewell Theater Cut live to tape with very little overdubbing, Undress was recorded in the late summer of 2018 in Tivoli, New York. Band members Ian Felice, James Felice, Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass) teamed up with producer Jeremy Backofen to record their most personal and reflective album to date. “Many of the songs on the new album are motivated by a shift from private to public concerns,” says songwriter Ian Felice. “It isn’t hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of storms blooming on the horizon and a lot of chaos that permeates our lives. The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them.” Undress follows the band’s 2016 album Life In The Dark, and finds the group in a very different place three years later. Between personnel changes, families growing and the political landscape, the result is a tighter, more-paired down release. “Every song is a story,” said James Felice. “On this album everything was a bit more thoughtful, including the arrangements, the sonic quality and the harmonies.” Ian and James Felice […]
From Hopewell Theater: This film is a part of Hopewell Theater’s ongoing The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world. MANTRA – Sounds into Silence is a feature-length documentary that charts the history, expansion and effect of the new music and social phenomenon of chanting. It focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them, but it also features the artists and musicians who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It’s a film about spirituality not religion, it’s about people reconnecting with their true selves and finding meaning in their lives. As our characters’ stories about their connection to the music unfold, we meet the musicians who have inspired them deeply. Through these encounters, we will discover how Deva Primal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Lama Gyurme, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi and others came to this music themselves and to the practice of Kirtan*, and how, over the years, it transformed their lives too.
From Hopewell Theater: Damien Jurado’s discography is filled with songs written as miniature movies, cinematic vignettes that capture people, the places they are from, and where they are going. In the Shape of a Storm is his first black and white picture. It’s both a snapshot of two hours in a California recording studio and a document spanning 19 years and a life of music. It is the sound of a singer pouring out possible futures and visions. “I believe songs have their own time and place,” Jurado says. For these ten, that time has finally come. More information
From Hopewell Theater: Ron Fricke’s impressive tour-de-force in 70mm: a cinematic “guided meditation” (Fricke’s own description) shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period. Named after a Sufi word that translates roughly as “breath of life” or “blessing,” Baraka religious ritual, the phenomena of nature, and man’s own destructive powers into a web of moving images. More information
The Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with singer, Apollonia. But, another musician, Morris, looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight — and his girl.Directed by Martin Scorsese. Hopewell Theater is proud to offer Cry Baby Screenings the third Thursday of each month. Babes-in-arms, infants in strollers, and carriers will be let in for free. Otherwise all tickets are $6. These screenings offer a sensory friendly environment. More information
From Hopewell Theater: The Kid is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with singer, Apollonia. But, another musician, Morris, looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight — and his girl.Directed by Martin Scorsese. More information
From Hopewell Theater: One of the nation’s most detailed mediums brings a riveting interactive experience to audiences nationwide with a performance inspiring laughter, tears, and astounding detail. Experience LIVE readings from the other side during this event – individual messages that are sure to leave you thrilled and amazed! You may have seen or heard Ms. Pell on CBS, FOX News, NBC and many major radio programs. VIP TICKETS INCLUDE: Priority seating VIP Q&A EXPERIENCE: “Anything you’ve always wanted to ask a Medium,” similar to a director forum after a show. This won’t be a time for any psychic readings or questions about being read. Two movie passes to any Hopewell Theater film, good from from June to August. *Please Note: This show is a theatrical experience. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee an individual reading. VIP and/or priority seating does not increase the chances of being read. Anyone may be read in any section.* More information