New Fall Shows Announced @ MASS MoCA

All Utopias Fell

Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell

In conjunction with last weekend’s marvelous Solid Sound Festival, MASS MoCA in North Adams announced its upcoming fall season of performances.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Saturday, September 25: Founding artistic director of Pilobolus Dance Theater, Alison Chase offers a work-in-progress utilizing film, projections, puppets, and site-specific choreography. $10.

Saturday, October 2: Gospel-inflected R&B from keyboardist-vocalist Davell Crawford and his quartet. $12 advance; $16 day of show; $10 students

Saturday, October 9: Cynthia Hopkins’ latest solo music/theater work, “The Truth: A Tragedy.” $16 advance; $23 day of show; $10 students.

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Saturday, October 16: Alec Baldwin and Robert Osborne pay tribute to the legendary film director with “Revisiting Billy Wilder” $20.

Thursday, October 21: A Conversation with Leonard Nimoy – in conjunction with his current photographic exhibition, “Secret Selves.” Free with museum admission.

Friday, October 22: Jazz ‘n’ jam-band organ virtuoso Marco Benevento performs a live, new original score to the classic film “House of Usher” starring Vincent Price. $15 advance; $18 day of show; $10 students.

Saturday, October 23: The long overdue, much-delayed opening of the extraordinary, three-part installation, “All Utopias Fell,” by Troy artist Michael Oatman.

Saturday, October 30: Indie rocker Kristen Hersch (of Throwing Muses) teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding for “The Happy Ending Series: Ghosts and Curses.” $12 advance; $16 day of show; $10 students.

Saturday, November 6: Violinist and musical free-thinker Todd Reynolds turns his recital of “Still Life with Microphone V. 10-5” into a happening with robots, visual art and more. $12 advance; $16 day of show; $10 students.

Saturday, November 13: The teenage Americana/bluegrass trio the Abrams Brothers in concert. $12 advance; $16 day of show; $10 students.

Saturday, November 20: The Sundance Theater Lab presents the critically acclaimed unscripted “Two Men Talking,” featuring Paul Browde and Murray Nossel. $16; $10 students.

Saturday, December 4: Raucous ‘n’ rowdy Catskill folk-rockers the Felice Brothers in concert. $18 advance; $22 day of show; students $15.

Saturday, December 11: Kid Koala’s “Space Cadet,” a new live work-in-progress performance involving ceiling projections, as the audience wears headphones and reclines on beanbags. $13.

Advance tix to all shows go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 30.

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