The American Place Theatre's LITERATURE TO LIFE® Stage Presentation
Literature to Life is a performance-based literacy program produced by The American Place Theater that presents verbatim adaptations of significant American literary works. This program gives patrons a new form of access to literature by bringing to life the world of books with performances that create an atmosphere of discovery and spark the imagination. All stage presentations include a 15 minute pre-show interactive discussion, a one hour performance, followed by a 15 minute post-show discussion. Performances are in the intimate Stage West
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent". The book is an in depth chronological account of Jacobs's life as a slave, with the decisions and choices she made to gain freedom for herself and her children. The book addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women slaves faced on the plantations, and how these struggles were harsher than what men wnet through as slaves. The book is considered sentimental and written to provoke an emotional response and sympathy from the reader toward slavery in general and slave women in particular for the struggles they went through, with rape, the pressure to have sex at an early age, the selling of their children, and the treatment of female slaves by their mistresses.
March Magic & Dance by Support Dance, Inc. Friday, March 15, 2013 Pre-show 6:00pm Show: 7:00pm
A Night Packed Full of Magic & Dance
Amazing Stage Illusions
Fantastic Dance Routines
Fun For The Whole Family
Meow Meow Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:00pm
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:30pm
Creole Choir of Cuba Friday, March 1, 2013 8:00pm
March Magic & Dance Friday, March 15, 2013 Pre-show 6:00 Show: 7:00pm
All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.
All series tickets are mailed in October. Sales Tax, if applicable, is included in the ticket price.
Hitler's Daughter Monday, May 6, 2013 7:00pm
Based on a novel by Jackie French and performed by Monkey Baa Theatre,Hitler’s Daughter tells the story of four children — Mark, Ben, Anna, and Tracey. As the friends wait for the school bus, Anna tells the imagined tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history. The play switches between Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia as Mark becomes engrossed in the story. Could Heidi have stopped the atrocities of war, genocide, and hate her father waged? Would Mark have acted differently in Heidi’s place? This intriguing play poses powerful questions about a frightening period in history and forces us to examine moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices. Based in Sydney, Australia, Monkey Baa (as in monkey bar pronounced by an Aussie) has achieved critical acclaim and enjoys an international reputation for producing quality theatre programs for young audiences.
"Cabaret diva of the highest order" (New York Post), international sensation Meow Meow entertains audiences with her unique brand of "kamikaze cabaret" and outré performance art exotica with a personality that walks the line between devastating dominatrix and damsel in distress. Both hilarious and poignant, and with a razor sharp wit and extraordinary vocal chords, the multi-award winning performer is as at home in the smoky bars of Berlin as on London's West End stages and in the Sydney Opera House, with Schubert and Radiohead, and from punk cabaret bands to the London Philharmonic. Meow Meow now adds Palm Beach as another notch on her (rather glittering) performance belt.
"Meow Meow takes the art of cabaret and splits it open, exposing the disillusioned, yearning heart that beats under the sequins." (The Australian)
Prepare to be blown away: hear the passionate melodies, wild harmonies and richly textured arrangements of ten inspiring vocalists and you will know this is something new from Cuba, the most original vocal sound to come out of the island in a long while. The Creole Choir's Cuban name Desandann means literally 'descendents' and with songs like Papa Danbala, Tandé or Liman Casimir they tell the stories of their Haitian ancestors who were brought to Cuba to work in the near slave conditions in the sugar and coffee plantations until the 1959 revolution. The choir sings in Creole, Cuba's second language, spoken by almost a million people, a pragmatic fusion of African, French, and other languages. It's the language of a people twice exiled: first to Haiti from Africa through the iniquitous slave trade; then from Haiti to Cuba tricked into second slavery.