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Performing Arts Series: John Kelly - The Escape Artist
Event Type:Performance
Location:McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall
 
Friday, January 24, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Contact:
Angela Dowdy
Department:Arts Office

The 2013-14 season of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series continues in the New Year with The Escape Artist from Bessie and Obie Award-winning performance artist, musician and actor John Kelly. 

'You Only Live Twice' from John Kelly's 'The Escape Artist' 2011 from John Kelly Performance on Vimeo.

In The Escape Artist, John Kelly is a stressed-out performer who has a catastrophic trapeze accident while rehearsing a theater piece based on the life of the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio. Confined to a hospital gurney, he finds refuge in Caravaggio’s images of sinners and saints, prostitutes and gods. The work is Kelly’s most recent collection of original songs in collaboration with Carol Lipnik and depicts Kelly’s signature blend of wit and darkness. It is regarded as one of Kelly’s most impressive performances not only because he combines a diverse range of topics in his surreal yet humorous narrative, but he also manages to very energetically sing the entire piece lying flat on his back.

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