The Secret Group & Horse Head Theatre Co. Present
WE'RE GONNA DIE by Young Jean Lee
TWO SHOWS: Fri. 8/17 (Opening Night) & Sat. 9/1 (Closing Night)
Presented by Horse Head Theatre Co.
Directed by Jacey Little & Musical Direction + Arrangements by Alli Villines
Featuring Alli Villines on ukulele, Alan Simmons on stand-up bass and Gitiim Chakamoi on percussion
Join Horse Head Theatre Co. @ The Secret Group on Friday, August 17, 2018 & Saturday, September 1, 2018 for the opening and closing night performances of this life-affirming, touring concert-play.
Young Jean Lee’s WE’RE GONNA DIE is somewhere in between a play and a concert. With an open-mic night vibe, performer Alli Villines shares a collection of real-life stories about tragedy, isolation and mortality; that alone in-pain feeling we all experience, often more than we’d like to admit. But tonight, you’re not alone. With disarming candor, Alli brings us together through song. This life-affirming concert is about the one thing we all have in common: WE’RE GONNA DIE — a thought that becomes ironically comforting, if we embrace it together.
“There is comfort, Ms. Lee suggests, in public celebration of the private misery we keep locked away for fear it will leave us too exposed… [WE’RE GONNA DIE is a] forthright acknowledgment that life can is a rough business is bracing, funny and, yes, consoling.” — New York Times
“Now, it may well be that we're all just grasping at straws of solace in uncertain times. But «We're Gonna Die» provides a memento mori with heart, rhythm and dollops of unvarnished wisdom. That is indeed beautiful.”- Chicago Tribune
“Death and denial were made for each other, but for those facing tragedy, the raw truth can be a tonic.” — LA Times
This programming is rated PG-13 for existential themes. All unclaimed tickets will be released at 8:00pm. No late seating past 8:00pm. The on-site box office opens at 7:15pm. All ticket sales and donations are final.
WE'RE GONNA DIE was originally produced by Caleb Hammons for 13 Playwrights Inc., in association with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company. WE'RE GONNA DIE premiered in April 2011 at Joe's Pub in New York, NY. WE’RE GONNA DIE is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Horse Head is a participant in the Resident Incubator Program supported by the Houston Arts Alliance.
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