Friday, August 3, 2012

PAST: THEATER: Half-Price Tickets Available for Final Performance through for Happenstance Theater's "Vanitas" at Round House in Silver Spring, MD, $7.50 plus service fee, SUN, April 14th at 2:00pm + $10 tickets for those under 30 years old, $15 regular admission

Vanitas by Happenstance Theater
as part of Round House's Silver Spring Series
Regular ticket price: $15 general, $10 for those under 30, seniors, groups of 10+
Update: Half-Price Tickets now available for the final performances on Saturday & Sunday on
$7.50 plus $3 service fee, total of $10.50

Final Show! Sunday, April 14th

Vanitas is a Theatrical Cabinet of Curiosities. The Queen, The Fool, and The Musician wrestle with Three Fates in this new Happenstance Theater adventure about Beauty, Death and Time. Inspired by The Age of Discovery and 17th Century Dutch Paintings. Featuring Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell (pictured) along with Karen Hansen, Gwen Grastorf, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon.

In this new Happenstance Theater work of art, three archetypal characters, The Queen, The Fool, and the Musician, and their shadows, the three fates, play with Time and manipulate objects to remind the viewer to consider Imagination as a vehicle to transcend life's inevitabilities.

Vanitas still-life painting was a genre that flourished in the Netherlands in the early 17th century. These paintings depict collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of death and the transience of earthly achievements and pleasures, (Bouquets of cut flowers, skulls, and timepieces) and remind the viewer to consider mortality and spiritual life.
Round House Silver Spring - Black Box 
8641 Colesville Rd  
Metro: Silver Spring, right near the Metro, next door to AFI, just a block or so north on Colesville. Accessible also by the S2 or S4 bus that run along 16th St, get off at the last stop, on Wayne Ave.

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