Friday, February 13, 2009

Looking for some fun on a friday night?

Because its Friday the 13th and doesn't everyone want to hear the story of Kronos eating his babies?

Or get thrills thinking about loose nukes and watching the Doomsday Clock tick down to our final apocalypse?

Well, tonight's the night!!

7 Minutes to Midnight is a finalist for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival David Mark Cohen award (nominated from our 7 state region) and will be given a workshop performance by our cast at the KCACTF/NWDC Festival at the University of Idaho February 17.

But before that we're doing a special benefit performance at Bellevue College in the Carlson Theatre at 7:30 to see this new play which mixes up the birth of the atomic age, Greek myths and American folk music.

All ticket $10 at the door.

All income will support taking this play to the Festival.

Where else can you see Oppenheimer sing Hank Williams tunes or Kronos juggling shuttlecocks?

Are you ready for that great atomic power? On July 16, 1945, the Trinity test in New Mexico awakens the Greek God Kronos (otherwise known as Saturn). After killing his father and devouring his own children, he was banished to the underworld by his son Zeus and is just waiting for the end of the world which will set him free. The dawning of the atomic age means the time draws nigh. Using text, movement and music, this ensemble-based play weaves together several stories from 1945 to now, showing Oppenheimer and other members of The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists as they try to warn the military and others about the impending cold war and the arms race. It examines the "nuclear" family of the 1950s, the fear of the 1980s, and how millions grew up under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. The clock is ticking for us all.

For more information about The Bulletin and The Doomsday Clock, check out the website:

Bellevue College is located at:
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

1 comment:

Jenna said...

Break a leg both tonight and Tuesday!