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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 09:29:02 -0400
Subject: PUPT: Puppets and Oil: Oiligarchy's West Coast Tour Dates


A political puppet show about oil...
john bell
*************
Attention Friends of The Liberty Cabbage Theatre Revival!  We are currently 
headed to the West Coast in our biodiesel truck with our newest 
performance, Oiligarchy!  Oiligarchy is a wonderful, multimedia performance 
about petroleum- its history, alternatives, and ties to war.
>
>Check out the following site for our press release, flyer, photo, and 
>updated schedule: www.veganica.com/oiligarchy/  Please help us to share 
>this important show with as many people as possible by flyering, 
>contacting media, or spreading the word.  See you soon!
>
>Oiligarchy West Coat Tour Dates:
>Wed, 6/18 Mayer, AZ, 8pm -AT-Arcosanti, www.arcosanti.org
>Fri, 6/20 LA, CA, 9pm -AT-Peace & Social Justice Festival, www.pjfest.net
>Sun, 6/22 LA, CA, 7:30pm -AT-Casa de Pablo, 1498 Sunset Blvd #2, (213) 481-1986
>Tues 6/23 Sacramento, CA, 9pm, www.sacmobilization.org/calendar.php for 
>location
>Wed, 6/25 Santa Cruz, CA, 8pm -AT-Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, (831) 
>425-1003
>Thurs 6/26 W.Oakland, CA, 8pm -AT-Oakland Noodle Factory, 1255 26th St #H (at 
>Union)
>Sun 6/29 Ashland, OR, 8pm -AT-Nuwandart Gallery, 258 A St, (541)488-4278
>Tues, 7/1 Portland, OR, 6:30pm -AT-Environmental Middle School, 2421 SE 
>Orange Ave
>Wed, 7/2 Portland, OR, 8pm -AT-Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy St
>Fri, 7/4 San Francisco, CA (To Be Announced)
>Sat, 7/5 San Francisco, CA, 8pm, CELLSpace, 2050 Bryant St, 
><http://www.cellspace.org/>www.cellspace.org
>
>
>
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
>CONTACT: Rachel Young
>EMAIL: <mailto:libertycabbage-AT-bust.com>libertycabbage-AT-bust.com
>
>PHONE: (347)451-3310
>
>INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
>
>Oiligarchy: A Comic Tragedy about Love, Loss and Addiction
>"Oiligarchy is a tragic comedy about love, loss and addiction," joked
>Charlotte Capogna, a member of the troupe. "Our show includes puppetry, 
>poetry
>and music about petroleum- petroleum history, its alternatives, and its ties
>to war."
>
>Some highlights from the show include: an interpretive dance about the 
>geological formation of petroleum; a puppet show about the history of 
>petroleum use from waterproofing Noah's ark to today's automobile use; and 
>a satirical skit about the way people relate to each other while driving.
>Poetry and slides are woven into the performance, highlighting the
>relationship between U.S. oil consumption, patriarchy, and war. The show
>concludes with alternatives to the current social and political crisis,
>including biodiesel, hydrogen power, bicycle lanes, improved public 
>transportation, direct democracy and global resistance movements.
>
>The show was written this winter by Deborah Shoval, Elisabeth Weaver, 
>Charlotte Capogna, Erika Arthur, and Rachel Young of the Liberty Cabbage 
>Theatre Revival; three of these women will perform in the CA/OR tour. "We 
>began by asking ourselves some questions," explains Elisabeth Weaver. "Why 
>is petroleum our most common source of energy? How and when were 
>successful modes of public transit such as street cars replaced by 
>automobiles and highways? Are there viable alternatives? When did the 
>United States begin fighting resource wars?"
>The troupe's extensive research included reading Shell Corporation literature
>from the 1940's, petroleum industry guides and geology textbooks; studying
>19th century European puppetry techniques; and befriending a local biodiesel
>producer. Stories and slides were collected from local Western Massachusetts
>activists who have recently traveled to Nigeria, Colombia, Ecuador, Southern
>Mexico and Iraq.
>
>
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