Tag Archives: Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival

“In A Bird’s Eye”

Most if not all Gloucester residents are well acquainted with the heated local debate about the future of The Fort and the old Bird’s Eye building.  This was the inspiration for the musical “In A Bird’s Eye”, which was given a reading/singing at the Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival.  It follows a family through their discussions at their annual 4th of July reunion, where tradition and change collide in a funny and balanced portrayal of people on of both sides of the debate (and those who chose to stay in between).

The multi-generational cast

To sell, or not to sell?

Money talks

His heart is in it

The girls

It is a musical, after all

Grampy’s not having any of it

More photos of this and the other plays here.

Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is on Facebook.

- Fr. Matthew Green

“Unexpected”

The second play in the “Tragabigzanda Political Theatre Festival” was “Unexpected”, in which we see a family dealing with the drug overdose-induced death of one of its own. The part that struck me most was the imagined conversation between the deceased and his niece.

Getting the news

Sorting things out on the phone

Consolation

The conversation: remember the good things

More photos of this and the other plays here.

Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is on Facebook.

- Fr. Matthew Green

“You Are My Sunshine”

Photos from the first of three short plays at the Tragabizanda Political Theatre Festival, which was held at City Hall over the past two weekends.  “You Are My Sunshine” is a moving drama that deals with the issue of post-partum depression.

Henry Allen, the director, gave an intro to the festival and to the three plays.

Playing “You Are My Sunshine”

“We don’t talk about it…”

…until they do.

Each play was followed by a “talk-back” session with the cast and crew

 
Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre Company is on Facebook.

- Fr. Matthew Green