DanceNOW [NYC] presents Misters and Sisters─A Love Story in Song and Dance by David Parker and The Bang Group, as part of its Spring 2011 Featured Artist Series at Joe’s Pub.
Thursday through Saturday, June 2 to 4, at 7pm.
Misters and Sisters, a new work by and about David Parker and Jeffrey Kazin and their performing alter egos, represents a new way of working for Parker. This show─a kind of autobiographical fiction─is inspired by and dedicated to Parker’s father, mystery novelist Robert B. Parker, whose words “Don’t look for yourself in your work, look for your work in yourself,” Parker pays homage to here. Delving into their lives together, Parker and Kazin, joined by Nic Petry and Amber Sloan, cut a swath through an array of romantic standards from the American songbook as they chronicle their life together in song and dance.
Dramaturgy by Anne Davison
Musical direction by Anna Ebbeson
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
Doors open at 6pm for pre-show cocktails and/or dinner.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-967-7555, online at www.joespub.com, in person at The Public Theater box office from 1pm to 6pm, and at Joe’s Pub from 6pm to 10pm daily.
“Since the beginning, DanceNow (NYC) has thought outside the box and brought new audiences to dance in your own way. You’ve been very successful with your Doug Elkins’ Fraulein Maria, Kyle’sHearbreak & Homies, David Parker’sShowdown and Nick Leichter’s The Whiz.You’ll have David & The Bang Group back for their newest show Misters & Sisters in June and this week you have Nicole Wolcott and Vanessa Walter’s Alley of the Dolls (This is Not a Sequel) on Thursday and Friday. They’re something like Dancemopolitan staples, aren’t they?
Back in 2006, Nicole Wolcott and Nicole Berger did a show Thrash N’ Rock and we always wanted to bring it back and develop it. Nicole has been an artist that I’ve wanted to promote and help for a long time. She’s so talented and I’ve been watching her since she started making work while dancing with Larry Keigwin. And, David… Well, he is so suited to the stage to the cabaret format. Also, in thinking about the shift for the Festival, I wanted to be sure the Pub would embrace us. They pretty much let us do our thing. Back in the Thrash N’ Rock days we were doing Dancemopolitan almost every month and it got to be too much. Then we cut it down to about 3-4 a year” (Culturebot).