The Sixteenth Annual BareBones Halloween Extravaganza
Co-Directed by Lelis Brito & Christopher Allen
October 24, 25, 30, 31, 2009
Enter a world were Julia Childs gives us some handy tips for embalming and the afterlife.
Follow a headless chicken into the belly of a giant wolf to discover stilters descending from trees, fire performers bringing you the larger-than-life Egyptian god of the dead, and your own heart burning, burning, burning.
Featuring a live, 38-piece orchestra performing an original score by Jackie Beckey.
A collaborative musing on how and when we accept death in our lives.
2009 Cast & Crew:
- Hospitality Coordinator: Waffle
- Artistic Co-Directors: Lelis Brito & Christopher Allen
- Production Manager: Rachel Nelson
- Stage Manager: Emily Anderson
- Site Coordinator: Brent Harring
- Music Director: Jackie Beckey
- Lighting Director: Don Mabley-Allen
- Sound Director: Paul Puleo
- Sound Technician: Scott Watson
- Section Designers: Rah Kojis (Fire), Mark Safford, Soozin Hirschmugl, Tara Fahey, Kristin Abhalter
- Build & Performance Specialists: Amy Taylor, Janaki Ranpura
- Visiting Artists: Adam Cook, Lindsay McCaw, Federica Collina, Erik Bang!!!
- Graphics Designer: JoAnn Blohowiak
- Photographer: Jayme Halbritter
- Videographers: Cully Callagher, Kristi Ternes
- Usher Coordinator: Madeline Gardner
Jayme Halbritter's photos of the 2009 Halloween Extravaganza:
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From Megan M. about Devoured:
"My heartfelt congratulations to all involved in this show! It's an amazing event and I'm so impressed at how you pull all the elements together year after year. This year on opening night I scored a killer seat on a hay bale close to the front next to the orchestra and enjoyed watching the musicians as much as the performers. Maren's Julia Child was great, and the chickens were perfectly creepy. I loved the musicians moving in the woods as we walked to the hay bales and the performers' faces are always captivating. I think one of the reasons this show is so successful is that we as an audience get to walk through the performance space making it both magical and accessible. The wolves were amazing and the backwards-moving vultures (genius!) made their movement appropriately unsettling. The tree-moths were beautiful and I lost track of time while watching them unfold. The fire work was impressive (hope that guy's hand is ok) and I enjoyed walking through the glow of the flames. The large bluish face-creature took my breath away, and the projections down at the river were amazing! It's really a treat to be outside during this time of year and smell the leaves and be part of the audience and see the woods lit up. Thank you for all of your work."
- Read the feature story in vita.mn about Devoured
- Read a review of Devoured from the Twin Cities Daily Planet
If you would like to get involved in the BareBones Halloween Show, please send us a message from our contact page.
This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.
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