Artword Theatre: Charly’s Piano, May 17 & 18, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday, May 17-18, 2017. Artword Theatre presents Charly’s Piano, a new work-in-progress.
A young man looking for work in 1971, a psychiatric hospital, and a piano. Performed by Charly Chiarelli. Written by Charly Chiarelli and Ronald Weihs.

This is the fourth (and final) in a series of monthly theatre projects-in-progress, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs.  May 17-18, 2017, at 8 pm, pwyc/$10.

The February edition (# 1) was Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy, a reading based on testimony from the interrogation in 1953 interspersed with some of his poems.
The March edition (#2) was Mind Wars: a theatre exploration about the 1960s, when politics became a struggle over reality and perception, with readings from actual testimony and interviews of the Yippies, Black Activists, the CIA, the FBI.
The April edition (#3) was The Man in the Vault by Ronald Weihs, a staged reading of a new script based on actual events. The play explores how a CIA counter-intelligence scandal in the 1960s telescopes into the present. What is the truth? How do you know if you have found it?

To find out more, call 905-543-8512 or email: rweihs@artword.net, artword@artword.net

 

The Man in the Vault, Wed-Thur Apr 12-13, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday April 12-13, 2017. Artword Theatre presents The Man in the Vault by Ronald Weihs. Based on actual events, the play explores how a CIA counter-intelligence scandal in the 1960s telescopes into the present. What is the truth? How do you know if you have found it?
A staged reading performed by Val Kay, Tom Dusome, Sean Emberley and Learie Mc Nicolls.

This is the third in a series of monthly theatre projects in the works, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs. The February edition (#1) was Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy, a reading based on testimony from the interrogation in 1953 interspersed with some of his poems. The March edition (#2) was Mind Wars: a theatre exploration about the 1960s, when politics became a struggle over reality and perception, with readings from actual testimony and interviews of the Yippies, Black Activists, the CIA, the FBI.

April 12-13, 2017, at 8 pm, pwyc/$10
To find out more, call 905-543-8512 or email: rweihs@artword.net, artword@artword.net

Artword Theatre: Mind Wars, Mar 15 & 16, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday March 15-16, 2017. Artword Theatre presents Mind Wars: a theatrical exploration about the 1960s, when politics became a struggle over reality and perception. Readings from actual testimony and interviews bring back the Yippies vs the CIA, Black Activists vs the FBI, brainwashing, mind control and propaganda of the era.
Conceived and assembled by director Ronald Weihs.
Performed by Pamela GardnerTom DusomeHoward JeromeTamara Buckland and Learie Mc Nicolls.
This is the second in a series of theatre projects in the works, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs.
8 pm, pwyc/$10,  To find out more, call 905-543-8512 or email: rweihs@artword.net,

Excerpt: QUESTION: Will you please identify yourself for the record?
ABBIE: My name is Abbie. I am an orphan of America.

QUESTION: Where do you reside?
ABBIE: I live in Woodstock Nation.

QUESTION: Will you tell the Court and jury where it is?
ABBIE: Yes. It is a nation of alienated young people. We carry it around with us as a state of mind in the same way as the Sioux Indians carried the Sioux nation around with them. It is a nation dedicated to cooperation versus competition, to the idea that people should have better means of exchange than property or money, that there should be some other basis for human interaction. It is a nation dedicated to–

QUESTION: Just where it is, that is all. Nothing about philosophy or India, sir. Just where you live, if you have a place to live. Now you said Woodstock. In what state is Woodstock?
ABBIE: It is in the state of mind, in the mind of myself and my brothers and sisters. It is a conspiracy. Presently, the nation is held captive, in the penitentiaries of the institutions of a decaying system. ”