summer plans

Though The Crooked Mouth won't be playing out this summer (most likely—never say never), we will be far from taking it easy. Rehearsals will begin in earnest for the Jenny Magnus opus, Still In Play: a performance of getting ready, that will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art on September 15. Jenny has been in residence at the MCA all year; in addition to developing Still in Play, she has had numerous sessions of Office Hours in the theater lobby of the museum. Jenny says: "If dramaturgy is the practice of making the set of rules and relations in a composition evident and unmasked for clarity and conceptual deepening, then Office Hours is an embodied dramaturgy of [Still in Play]. Themes of attention, continuance, and the conflicted eros of collaboration are brought into a direct relation with a public." Read on...

We will also put the finishing touches on our first CD, with a concert and release party at the MCA during the run of the show. Specifically, on Sept 17. (More publicity will be forthcoming on that event as we near it. Never you worry.) Midnight Moxie and Elvisbride will join us, to our great pleasure, and yours. It is not a night to be missed. If you want a sonic preview, two of the songs to be featured in the show are on our music page. Let us know what you think.