UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT
The Quick’s Opening Season Party
Performance experience begins at 8 P.M. sharp!
Get ready to party the night away with Frédérick Gravel and Betty Bonifassi
Friday & Saturday
October 13 & 14
$125 | QCA Member price: $100
Ticket price includes open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Join us for an evening like never before at the Quick as we turn our entire space upside down and inside out. The night begins in the Wien Experimental Theatre as all hell breaks loose with Frédérick Gravel and his rock and roll infused dance work. We then move through the transformed “wood-shop” for libations and treats, and onto the Kelley Theatre stage to dance the night away with the raw, gritty, magnetism of Betty Bonifassi. It will be a night to remember!
Tout Se Pète La Gueule, Chérie
“A show that exacerbates the beauty of the complaint as the cry, howl desperate and beautiful from the injured animal.” - Paris Art (Paris)
Performed with live music, it is a tale of distraught men, the run-of-the-mill North American male – clad with T-shirts, baseball caps, cowboy boots, beer bellies and their hesitations, outbursts of violence, confusion, brusque changes of mood, right, left, front, and back, lurching in a drunken haze of beer and powerlessness.
Undoubtedly one of Canada’s great voices, Betty Bonifassi exudes a magnetism that is unreal to experience in person. Her latest project is an ambitious album (which began as a music study of Steinbeck’s play Of Mice and Men) paying tribute to African-American and Black prisoners’ songs from the 1920s, collected by ethno-musicologist Alan Lomax in the Southern United States. The power of her voice highlights these chants, which were sung to help maintain the pace of unbearable and inhuman work, and is accentuated by her band’s musical approach bringing a sound to the stage that is raw, gritty, and truthful.