THERE’S A LEAK IN THIS OLD BUILDING AND OUR SHOWS HAVE GOT TO MOVE
A long-term problem in several parts of the roof above our performance spaces has become a matter of critical concern that necessitates our closing our performances spaces until further notice. While this was not an easy decision to come to, the safety and comfort of both audience and performer were paramount in arriving at this decision. We want artists and audience to bring a lot of things with them when they perform or attend a show, but their umbrella isn’t one of them. So, for the time being, only our administrative offices and lobby will remain open.
SO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MIXED MAGIC?
Like Captain Kirk, we don’t believe in Kobayashi Maru-type scenarios, so we’re going to forge ahead and take this opportunity to bring art to you in different ways while the Lorraine Mills building management takes the steps that will allow us to reopen. Mixed Magic will look for alternate performance spaces inside of and outside of Pawtucket and we plan to abridge and abbreviate our schedule through the end of 2018, honoring our programming commitment through a series of live-streamed performances broadcast from our lobby our rehearsal space in Lorraine Mills. Yup; you’ll be able to check out our performances on Facebook Live!
SO, WHAT DOES THAT BROADCAST SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
The first of these broadcasts will be Saturday, October 20th at 7pm and will feature the cast of Sweat and The Gilded Six Bits in a talkback-style discussion with Prof. Sean Christian of Wheaton College. The topic? The life and work of Zora Neale Hurston.
On November 4th at 7pm, we will broadcast a concert version of The Spirit Warrior’s Dream, an original rock opera written by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley.
December 15th at 7pm will feature another Pitts-Wiley original, Celebrations: An African Odyssey. Last, but certainly not least, on December 22nd at 7pm we will broadcast our annual Great Holiday Traditions Concert.
DANG, SO HOW’S MMT HOLDING UP?
We gon’ be alright! As you can see, we’re making the best of a tough situation. What we need from you is to hang right in there with us, keep coming back to our Facebook page and Instagram and website for updates on our performance slate through the end of 2018. Make a donation if you can and, most important of all, keep believing in Magic!
Yours in Magic,