Cup-a-jo Productions Presents Life and Other One-man Shows

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Multimedia production with theme of suffering.

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When producer, playwright, director, drama teacher, Joanna Lowe created the idea for a multimedia production, entitled "Life. And Other One-Man Shows," she wanted to draw upon as many different media as possible. Lowe felt each person might explore the theme of her production, suffering overcome. Each artist contributes his or her exploration from the mundane to the tragic.

You might ask why Lowe decided to pursue suffering as a theme. She felt that it was a common, unavoidable human theme and each artist could share their own story in an attempt to share the fact that "we are not alone" and exhibit "the importance of suffering and catalog where it pushes us."

The play consists of films by Eric Sipple, Joanna Lowe and Lucas Mcnelly; poetry by Sarah Williams, Robert Isenberg, Joanna Lowe,

Matt Reed, and Kahmeela Adams-Findley; music: Stephen Vesolich composer/musician); dance: Lisa Laura Lucci (choreopgrapher/dancer), Beth Ratas, Kacey Byrne-Houser; monologues acted by Bridget Carey, Jeffrey Simpson, Greg Caridi, Everett Lowe, Molly Semeret, Chris Bondi, Joanna Lowe, Joe Lyons, Rachel Shaw, Dianna Ifft, Jasonta Roberts-Deen, Mark Muzopapa, Leah Klocko, Allison Cahill, J.P. Patrick, and Dan Stiker; artwork by Andres Ortiz-Ferrari, Jason Findley, Robert Isenberg, Sarah Williams and Allison Hoge.

The multi-media production runs Thursday through Saturday, January 12th through 28th. The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater is at Penn Ave. and Sixth St.(between Starbucks and Subway). Gallery opens at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The cost is $8 on Thursdays and $10 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Lowe will host an opening night soiree January 12th after the show. Call 412-334-3126.


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