Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ivory quote

Happiness is not a destination. It is a journey, pure and simple.

Le bonheur n'est pas une destination...simplement unvoyage.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The scorpion is coming

I am on tech week for "Border Crossing" a show by Off-Leas Area that opens this Thursday.

I am excited and proud of our work. My favorite character is the scorpion. I play the tail of it. Go figure why I ended that in that part of the (scorpion) body. :-)

I also play the desert... but I can't tell you much more.

See it for yourself.

Here is the info:


WHEN - Dates/Times: April 24 through May 4, 2008: Thur-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2 p.m.

WHERE - at The Ritz Theatre, 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis

TICKETS - Call the Ritz Box Office at 612-436-1129; for Information Call Off-Leash Area at 612-724-7372

Border Crossing will be a puppet and dance performance that reenacts the dramatic journey of Mexican immigrants who cross the Arizona/Mexico desert border, as seen through the eyes of the creatures who inhabit it. Off-Leash Area turns the Ritz Theatre stage in NE Minneapolis into the Sonoran desert environment of the Arizona/Mexico border, as dancers portray the traveling immigrants, and puppeteers animate desert creatures who comment on the transpiring events in a poetically styled text. Text for Border Crossing has been excerpted and adapted from a larger body of work by playwright Marcie Rendon.

Development for Border Crossing has been provided in part by an Artists Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

off-leash area:
contemporary performance works

CAST: Paulino Brener, Kym Longhi, Katie Kaufmann, Dave Schneider, Taous Khazem, Zeb Henderson, Shreve, John Zeiler, Erin Drummond, Dana Buchwald, Marian Kimball Eichinger, Adri Mehra, Pedro Fonseca, Jennifer Ilse, Paul Herwig, and Citlalitl de Leon


Created and Directed by Jennifer Ilse and Paul Herwig
Text for Border Crossing has been excerpted and adapted from a larger body of work by playwright Marcie Rendon.
Original Score by Ben Siems
Choreography by Jennifer Ilse
Sets and Puppets by Paul Herwig
Costumes by Kym Longhi
Lighting by Mike Grogan
Marketing by Dana Munson

Monday, April 07, 2008

Ivory quote

Joy is in sharing.

La joie c'est le partage.