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Sovanna Phum Company - October 13, 2006

FirstWorks takes over Providence for three sensational weekends of world-class performance, music, and multimedia events.

Dance and performance events include the Rhode Island premiere of world famous Streb dance. Also, don't miss the free discussion groups about (and sometimes with) these great artists. Check the schedule below for dates and times.

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FIRST WORKS SCHEDULE


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Artist Up Close - Liz Phillips
Brown University
Rm 315 Orwig Hall
One Young Orchard Avenue
Time: 5pm
Free admission
Free and open to the public; limited seating
Discusssion with Pixilerations v.3 featured installation artist, Liz Phillips

SEPTEMBER 29 through OCTOBER 14
Pixilerations v.3 Gallery Performance
191 Westminster St &
The Space at Alice
186 Union Street
Time: Thursdays, 11am-1pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm-6pm
Free admission
Pixilerations v.3 Gallery performance
Mind-bending electronic installations, video, and sound works.
See the FirstWorks website for dates and times of other Pixilerations events.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29
OPENING NIGHT!

191 Westminster St
Time: 730pm
Tazza cafe
Time: 1030pm
Free admission
Pixilerations v.3 Concert performance
Sonic explorations by cutting-edge cyber artists.
See the FirstWorks website for dates and times of other Pixilerations events.



SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30
Monologue - Monopoly!
RISD Auditorium
Canal Walkway at Market Square
South Main & College Streets
Time: 8pm
Price: $15, discount for students and seniors
Tickets: www.arttixri.com or ArtTix Box Office at 401-621-6123
Mike Daisey, Monopoly!, RISD Auditorium. Hailed as "a master storyteller" by the New York Times, this subversive and hilarious monologue weaves together narratives ranging from Nikola Tesla and the board game Monopoly to Wal-Mart. Providence premiere.



WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11
Artists Up Close - Sandglass Theater & Sovanna Phum
RISD Auditorium
Canal Walkway at Market Square
South Main & College Streets
Time: 430-630 pm
Price: Free - sign-up by reservation only 401-421-4278
Discussion with Sandglass Theater and members of Sovanna Phum Company including their directors, Eric Bass (Sandglass) and Mann Kosal (Sovanna Phum).
See their performance on October 13



THURSDAY OCTOBER 12
Artists Up Close - Elizabeth Streb
Brown University
tba
Time: 5pm
Price: Free and open to the public; limited seating
Humanities First Forum with Streb's artistic director, Elizabeth Streb
See their performance on October 14



FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
Artists Up Close - Sandglass Theater and Sovanna Phum
RISD Auditorium
Canal Walkway at Market Square
South Main & College Streets
Time: 430-630 pm
Price: Free - sign-up by reservation only 401-421-4278
Discussion with Sandglass Theater and members of Sovanna Phum Company including their directors, Eric Bass (Sandglass) and Mann Kosal (Sovanna Phum).
See their performance on October 13



FRIDAY OCTOBER 13
Puppets & Dance - Sovanna Phum Company & Sandglass Theater
RISD Auditorium
Canal Walkway at Market Square
South Main & College Streets
Time: 8pm
Price: $15 - $25, discount for students and seniors
Tickets: www.arttixri.com or ArtTix Box Office at 401-621-6123
Cambodia's Sovanna Phum Company and Sandglass Theater, The Story of the Dog. Beautiful shadow puppets, music, and dance star in an original collaboration between master artists from Vermont and Phnom Penh. U.S. premiere.
See the artists up close and personal on October 11 and before the performance on October 13



SATURDAY OCTOBER 14
Dance - Streb
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybossett Street
Time: 8pm
Price: $17-$35 ($12 for children under 15)
Tickets: www.ppacri.org or PPAC box office at 401-421-2787
Or in person at VMA Box Office
STREB, Wild Blue Yonder
Pow! This artfully dangerous war on gravity fuses dance, acrobatics, and athletics. Providence premiere.
See the Streb up close and personal on October 12



THURSDAY OCTOBER 19
Puppet Theatre - Aurea Ensemble & Dan Butterworth Marionettes
Beneficent Church Sanctuary
300 Weybosset St
Providence, RI 02903
Time: 730pm
Price: $18 general/15 and under: $10/Student Rush; 2 hours before w/ID: $12
Tickets: www.arttixri.com
Aurea Ensemble and Dan Butterworth Marionettes present Faust
This gripping story of longing, deception, and a deal with the Devil is brought to life by enchanting marionettes and music drawn from sacred, contemporary, and folk traditions. World premiere.
See the artists up close and personal on October 22.



FRIDAY OCTOBER 20
Music - John Scofield
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybossett Street
Time: 8pm
Price: $17-$35 ($12 for children under 15)
Tickets: www.ppacri.org or PPAC box office at 401-421-2787
Or in person at PPAC Box Office
John Scofield plays the music of Ray Charles
Featuring special guest Mavis Staples
The legendary jazz guitarist and his band share the spotlight with the diva of soul and gospel in this celebration of the late great Ray Charles. New England premiere.



SATURDAY OCTOBER 21
Puppet Theatre - Aurea Ensemble & Dan Butterworth Marionettes
The Center for Computation and Visualization
Beneficent Church Sanctuary
300 Weybosset St
Providence, RI 02903
Time: 730pm
Price: $18 general/15 and under: $10/Student Rush; 2 hours before w/ID: $12
Aurea Ensemble and Dan Butterworth Marionettes present Faust
This gripping story of longing, deception, and a deal with the Devil is brought to life by enchanting marionettes and music drawn from sacred, contemporary, and folk traditions. World premiere.
See the artists up close and personal on October 22.



SATURDAY OCTOBER 21
Dance - Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble
RISD Auditorium
Canal Walkway at Market Square
South Main & College Streets
Time: 3pm & 8pm
Price: $15, discount for students and seniors
Tickets: www.arttixri.com or ArtTix Box Office at 401-621-6123
Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble present The Drum Is the Thunder, the Flute Is the Wind.
Hoop Dances, Feather Dances, and indigenous Northern Plains music celebrate Native culture in this dramatic performance by Kevin Locke (Hunkpapa Lakota) and his troupe of master performers. Providence premiere.



SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
Puppet Theatre - Aurea Ensemble & Dan Butterworth Marionettes
Beneficent Church Sanctuary
300 Weybosset St
Providence, RI 02903
Time: 230pm
Price: $18 general/15 and under: $10/Student Rush; 2 hours before w/ID: $12
Aurea Ensemble and Dan Butterworth Marionettes present Faust
This gripping story of longing, deception, and a deal with the Devil is brought to life by enchanting marionettes and music drawn from sacred, contemporary, and folk traditions. World premiere.
See the artists up close and personal immediately following the performance.



SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
Artists Up Close - Aurea and Dan Butterworth
Beneficent Church Sanctuary
300 Weybosset St
Time: 4pm
Price: Free and open to the public
all members of cast will be there, dan will be there, funding by Council of the Humanities
See their performances on Oct 19, Oct 19 & Oct 22.



THURSDAY NOVEMBER 02
Artists Up Close - Kronos Quartet
TBA
Time: TBA
Price: Free and open to the public
See their performances on Nov 03



FRIDAY NOVEMBER 03
Music Performance - Kronos Quartet
VMA Arts & Cultural Center
1 Avenue of the Arts
Time: 8pm
Price: $17, $22.50, $30, discount for students, seniors
Tickets: www.arttixri.com or ArtTix Box Office at 401-621-6123
Or in person at VMA Box Office
Kronos Quartet, Sun Rings
A gorgeous spectacle celebrating the cosmos, backed by 40-foot video projections, 45 voices from the Providence Singers, and NASA's recordings of deep space. Providence premiere.
See the artists up close and personal on Nov 02. Also see the optional Kronos Quartet & Finale Party below



FRIDAY NOVEMBER 03
Kronos Quartet & Finale Party
VMA Arts & Cultural Center
1 Avenue of the Arts
Time: 8pm
Price: $75 includes VIP performance seating ($42 value), Finale Party, and $15 tax-deductible contribution to FirstWorks
Tickets: tickets@firstworksprov.org or 401.421.4278
Kronos Quartet, Sun Rings
A gorgeous spectacle celebrating the cosmos, backed by 40-foot video projections, 45 voices from the Providence Singers, and NASA's recordings of deep space. Providence premiere. FirstWorksProv Finale Party follows immediately after. Sponsored by Providence Monthly



FIRST WORKS FESTIVAL PACKAGE PRICES
FirstWorks All-Festival Pass
Our best seats for the entire festival for only $130: a savings of 30%. Add an invitation to the Finale Party with a $35 tax deductible contribution to FirstWorks. Tickets at tickets@firstworksprov.org or 401-421-4278

FirstWorks Headliner $5 Discount D
When The Music of Ray Charles and Wild Blue Yonder are purchased together.

What's New SAMPLER
Mix and match any performance through ArtTix or buy four tickets to a single show at the door for Monopoly!, The Story of the Dog, Faust, or The Drum Is the Thunder, the Flute Is the Wind.

Family Pass: 4 for $40
Buy two adult and two children's tickets to any performance in the Sampler

Share the Experience: 4 for $60
Buy four adult tickets to any performance in the Sampler

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