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NACL: Heather Christian & the Arbornauts: Animal Wisdom
September 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A STAGED READING / SINGING
Join us for a staged reading/singing of a new musical by Obie Award-winning composer and performer Heather Christian and her genre-defying group, the Arbornauts. Animal Wisdom is a folk-blues opera masquerading as a concert of songs and stories written from theoretical or actual (you decide) conversations with the dead.
A pastiche of poorly remembered Methodist hymns from the 1800’s, hyperbolized family mythologies, gothic Catholic masses for the dead, Southern Native American folk tales passed down and bastardized in Louisiana, and a fervent belief in ghosts—Animal Wisdom just may make you a believer.