1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation
Created by Killian Manning
June 20-‐24, 2012
It’s 1956, a very significant year for a lot of people, including Elvis Presley, Grace Kelly, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Nikita Khrushchev, Glenn Gould, Dwight Eisenhower, and many others. Inspired by the Olympics, the Suez Crisis, TV Game shows, the birth of the Beats, and the year of her birth, Manning’s latest performance piece, 1*9*5*6 Degrees of Separation, explores the imaginary time/space that might have been. Worlds collide when JFK competes in the Olympics, Khrushchev hosts a game show, Cathy Manning meets Ike, and Marilyn, Grace, and Margot Fonteyn have a slumber party. Although no appearance by Kevin Bacon is scheduled, we can promise an evening full of humor, insight, pathos, and joyful possibility.
Featuring: Joe Baldock, Sarah Adams Bean, Nicola Bullock, Marcia Edmundson, J Evarts, Leigh Hall, Derrick Ivey, Jonathan Leinbach, Elisabeth Johnson, Nik Stasuli, Ronnie West, and Matthew Young.
Wednesday-Sunday June 20-24, 2012
Shows at 8:15 except Sunday June 24 at 3:15
Friday June 22: Post-performance reception featuring Fabulous Fifties Finger Food prepared by Peau Parker
• $17 Fri/Sat/Sun; $12 Wed/Thur
• Discounts available for Seniors/Military/Students
• Season Vouchers accepted for all shows
Buy tickets online: www.manbitesdogtheater.org
Or by phone: 919.682.3343
Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster Street in Durham