What we’re brewing this fall…

Wings CoverAll has been quiet on the White Flag front as our two co-Artistic Directors focused on scholarly pursuits these past few months.  But now, as the seasons change, we’re putting a new/old pot on the fire with our latest project, A Dream of Wings.

Written by Sean Mahoney and directed by Rowen Haigh, Wings visits the classic American character of Casey, from Casey at the Bat, many years after his infamous last game.  An exploration of the shifting experience of maleness in America, Wings brings archetypal imagery and acrobatic language to its critique of Americana, asking us to question our cultural relationship to history, gender, violence, celebrity, and religion.  Visit a slice of life in Mudville, America, in this wildly hilarious and deeply heartwrenching tale of redemption, retribution, and regurgitation.

Illustration of Casey at the Bat by Edgar Keller, published by the Library of Congress

Illustration of Casey at the Bat by Edgar Keller, published by the Library of Congress

We’re heading into the rehearsal room in the next few months, with a tentative plan to produce Wings in Baltimore in the Spring of 2015.  No tour plans are in the works yet, but our wanderlust often gets the better of us, so stay posted for updates.  And if you find yourself thinking: “My city desperately needs a show like this,” please let us know!

Dates and venues TBD – please email WhiteFlagPerformanceGroup@gmail.com with any questions or ideas.

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Hello from incredible India!

imagesWhite Flag is so incredibly grateful and honored to have been invited to Pune, India, for The Pukaar Festival, Pune’s first English theatre festival.  We arrived less than 48 hours ago and already we have seen amazing work, met wonderful people, and begun devising with a fantastic group of actors.  We will present our work on February 15 at the Pukaar Festival.  More to come soon with plenty of pictures – stay tuned!

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We have a new show! In Baltimore only!

Come join us for a surreal, circular, and sweetly strange production.  THE SADNESS OF SMALL CAKES, written and directed by White Flag Co-Artistic Director Rowen Haigh, explores the shifting identities, roles, and memories of three men who are each others’ only company. As they struggle to subsist in an absurd and precarious landscape where language loses meaning and time changes shape without warning, personal connections and kindnesses become essential survival skills.

December 5-7 at 8:00pm in the Dreyer MFA Group Studio, Towson University Center for the Arts, Osler Drive & Cross Campus Drive, Towson, MD 21252.

Tickets: Tickets are free but require a reservation.  Please email the sadnessofsmallcakes@gmail.com with your desired date and the number of people in your party.  We will confirm your reservation via email within 24 hours.

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THANK YOU everyone!!!

Thank you so much to EVERYONE who helped make this summer’s tour of THE BEAR LOVES HONEY such an enormous success!  We are so deeply thankful to everyone who helped make this year’s tour a reality – we worked ourselves hard, learned a lot, and connected with some truly amazing artists and people in the communities we visited.

We’re heading back into the kitchen now to start cooking our next project – we can’t wait to get back out there!

Here are a few photos from the tour…  Enjoy!

WF in Nashville    Actors at AGL    Bea and friend    Danville party

Rowen soap box    Warmup Barons    Sean work    Caitlin & Steve asleep

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UPDATE FROM THE ROAD!

Hello from Louisville!  We’re having a fantastic time on our travels, and we loaded The Bear Loves Honey in to the Baron’s Theatre in Louisville today!  Everyone here has been so incredibly helpful and welcoming – especially our generous hosts at Louisville’s own Theatre [502].  We’re only here for one weekend – July 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 pm – don’t miss out!  http://thebearloveshoney.brownpapertickets.com

Tickets are also available for next week’s Lexington dates: July 25, 26, 27 at 8:00 pm, at Actors Guild of Lexington‘s South Elkhorn Theatre!  1.866.811.4111 or http://www.actors-guild.org/

And the BIG news - TICKETS FOR NASHVILLE ARE NOW AVAILABLE!  We’ll be performing August 1 at 7:00 pm and August 2 at 10:00 pm at the East Room in Nashville as part of the Nasvhille Sideshow Fringe Festival!  Ticketing link: http://sideshowfringe2013.eventbrite.com/

We are so excited to have this opportunity to connect and collaborate with folks, and we couldn’t have done it without our generous supporters.  We’d especially like to thank everyone who came out for the Baltimore preview last week – we had a blast!  We’ll see y’all down the road…

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UPDATE – CHANGE TO NASHVILLE DATES

If you’re planning to come see us in Nashville, please take notice that our dates have changed from August 2 & 3 to August 1 & 2 (Thursday and Friday).  The full tour schedule is in the post below – our fantastic hosts, the Nashville Sideshow Fringe Festival, are still working on this year’s website – as soon as it’s up and running with tickets/schedule, we’ll let you know!

UPDATE: We have showtimes for our Nashville dates!  We will be performing Thursday, August 1, at 7:00pm, and Friday, August 2, at 10:00pm.  Both performances will be at The East Room in East Nashville – we’ll let you know as soon as tickets are available on the Sideshow Fringe website!

Ticketing for our Louisville dates is now LIVE on Brown Paper Tickets: http://thebearloveshoney.brownpapertickets.com (more info in the post below)!

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THE BEAR LOVES HONEY tour schedule!

Preparations are going well for our summer tour – thanks to all of our amazing Kickstarter supporters, we’ll be hitting the road in July!  We’re still gathering some info, but what we have is below – feel free to shoot us an email with any questions!   whiteflagperformancegroup@gmail.com

July 13 – Baltimore, MD (free preview) – MFA Lab (3059), Towson University Center for the Arts, Towson MD – 8:00 pm.

July 18, 19, 20 – Louisville, KY - hosted by Theatre [502] at Baron’s Theatre – Whiskey Row Lofts, 131 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202 – 8:00 pm – $15 general admission.  ticketing by Brown Paper Tickets:   http://thebearloveshoney.brownpapertickets.com ($1.52 fee).  Tickets also available at the door one hour before showtime (cash only).

July 25, 26, 27 – Lexington, KY - hosted by Actors Guild of Lexington at the South Elkhorn Theatre - 4383 Old Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40513 – 8:00 pm – $20 general admission.  1.866.811.4111 or http://www.actors-guild.org/

August 1 & 2 – Nashville, TN - hosted by Nasvhille Sideshow Fringe Festival at the East Room - 2412 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN, 37206 – August 1 at 7:00 pm, and August 2 at 10:00 pm – $10 ticket plus $5 required festival button purchase (additional online ticketing fee: $1.49).  http://sideshowfringe2013.eventbrite.com/

Also, don’t forget to take a look at the Current Projects page to see some new rehearsal photos of The Bear Loves Honey taken by the brilliant Nicholas Karlin!

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