Tickets Sales Open for January 24th Show
With David Cale and The Wingdale Community Singers
New York, NY (January 2, 2009) –
Ticket sales opened today for
what is sure to be one of the winter season's most entertaining events, "Yaddo: An Evening of Performance with David Cale and The Wingdale Community Singers" featuring Nina Katchadourian, Elissa Moser Linowes, Hannah Marcus, Randy Polumbo, and Rick Moody, set for January 24th at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn.
This special performance is one of a series of collaborating programs taking place in conjunction with the "Yaddo: Making American Culture" archive exhibition on view at The New York Public Library through February 15.
Mr. Cale is an author and performer whose monologues have been featured on NPR's "This American Life" and "The Next Big Thing" and on BBC Radio 4's "Afternoon Play." His solo shows include "A Likely Story," directed by fellow Yaddo artist Tamara Jenkins, the Obie Award-winning "Lillian", "Smooth Music," and two Bessie Award winners, "Deep in a Dream of You" and "The Redthroats." He played Floyd in the Playwrights Horizons production of the musical "Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky," for which he wrote the book and lyrics and co-composed the music, a project he began while in residence at Yaddo. As an actor, Mr. Cale most recently appeared in the play "Mouth to Mouth" at The New Group. For the January 24th program, he will preview an excerpt from his new solo show about an enigmatic Irish carriage driver in Central Park, "Palomino," which was commissioned by the Long Wharf Theatre.
The Wingdale Community Singers
The Wingdale Community Singers were formed in 2002 by Mr. Moody (acoustic guitar, vocals) and Ms. Marcus (acoustic guitar, piano, fiddle, vocals). In 2003, they welcomed David Grubbs (of the Red Krayoloa, Squirrel Bait, Bastro, and many other bands), who plays several instruments and sings. Ms. Katchdourian (acoustic guitar, accordion, recorder, tomato, vocals) joined in 2006. Ms. Linowes (acoustic bass) and Mr. Polumbo (electric guitar and acoustic slide) are special guests for the January 24th show. The Wingdale Community Singers play folk music from the last 60 years – old time, modernist, experimental – that is resistant to interpretation, sometimes funny, and sometimes full of dread, but which always includes a lot of singing.
"Yaddo: An Evening Performance" begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 24th, at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street (Main and Water Streets), in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. The doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, which includes a complimentary first drink, and are only available online through SmartTix; you may use this direct link to purchase tickets: www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=YAD1.
For more information about Galapagos Art Space, click here. Learn more about "Yaddo: Making American Culture" here.