The play 'Tightrope' was written between February and July
September 1998 open readings were held in 'The Muziekdoos' in Antwerp/Belgium,
where a group of performers was gathered.
The play contains 3 parts, and is about artists being brought to trial
for their misbehavings and outrageous idea's throughout the times, featuring
Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and more(for the whole list see 'program')
You can listen to the trial of Salvador Dali on the download
as originally conceived consisted of :
- Act 1 - six contemporary dialogues, with 12 songs
- Act 2 - 12 trials with the songs acting in the artist's defense
- Act 3 - a concert of 12 tunes
Tightrope was performed live on the Marc and the Wolfman show at the end
of dec 1998 on
The first try-outs were in 'The Tsjaplin' in Deurne(Antwerp) by the end
of may 1999, followed by 'The Cartoons' in Antwerp at August 5. The only
full version of all 3 parts were done in The Tsjaplin, an event which
lasted 6 hours and brought back memories of the 60's...
After that they joined for the New York Fringe festival in New York/USA,
with some of the original performers mixed with a NY crew.
Ken Post being interviewed
for VTM (Belgian leading television station) on the steps of the
Metropolitan museum, NY
|"Ken Post and his travelling band of self proclaimed
outcasts want more than anything to find a way to save America from
itself and it's odd brand of artistic oppression."--David
"The future", the final section of tightrope is pure
passion and pure fun. Pick That Lock
is a wonderful song urging all of us to steal the future.
Pelican Nights is beautiful.And the finale Baseball
& Rock & Roll is an explosion of raw repressed
energy which reverberates through the audience like a poet's
prayer. --David Roberts for Theatre Reviews