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The 1920 silent film <em>The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari</em> gets an adaptation at Hip Pocket Theatre

Hip Pocket's 38th Season

In 2014, Hip Pocket brings back Pinocchio, adapts Dr. Caligari, and Lake Simons does the Rose Nose Rhapsody.



published Sunday, March 30, 2014

The 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari gets an adaptation at Hip Pocket Theatre
Fort Worth — The 38th season for Fort Worth's venerable Hip Pocket Theatre has been announced. The five-show season features some of Johnny Simons' beloved characters from the past, plus a revival of his commedia dell'arte take on Pinocchio. There'll also be film, Simons' adaptation of the 1920 silent film The Secret of Dr. Caligari, and New York artists Lake Simons and John Dyer return to perform an original work called Rose Nose Rhapsody.

Here's the complete lineup with a description of the works. For info subscriptions and tickets, see www.hippocket.org.

 

Pinocchio Commedia

adapted from Carlo Collodi

by Johnny Simons

12 Performances

June 6 - 29, Friday - Sunday

Showtime: 9 PM

Gates Open: 7 PM

Performed in the style of the Italian Commedia dell'Arte.

 

Rose Nose Rhapsody

by Lake Simons and John Dyer

Music composed and performed by John Dyer

12 Performances

July 11 - August 3, Friday - Sunday

Showtime: 9 PM

Gates Open: 7 PM

Rose Nose Rhapsody toys with all that rises and falls in our lives when the end of the world is near. Emotions run wild, adventures ensue, and bonds run deep. Brought to life by a red-nosed ensemble of performers using physical theatre and object puppetry under the guidance of Lake Simons. With Live music composed and performed by John Dyer.

 

Nekkid With The Cats, A Wisepecker Conundrum

by Johnny Simons

12 Performances

August 15 - September 7, Friday - Sunday

Showtime: 9 PM

Gates Open: 7 PM

Tom Wisepecker faces an unusual dilemma - his wife, Gayle, has recently been possessed by a peculiar obsession. Should he call in Dr. Weir? Should Gayle be institutionalized? Is the booby hatch the only alternative? What's an old hippie to do?

 

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

adapted by Johnny Simons

with music by Michael H. Price

from the 1920 film directed by Robert Wiene

from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer

12 Performances

September 19 - October 12, Friday - Sunday

Showtime: 8:15 PM

Gates Open: 6:30 PM 

With its jagged, stylized sets, evocative shadows and themes of murder, madness, and delirium, Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari remains the source and essence of German expressionist cinema. Fusing carnival spectacle with the paranoia of the psychological thriller, this staged adaptation by Johnny Simons centers on the haunting, sexually ambivalent presence of a somnambulist exploited by the sinister Dr. Caligari.

 

Hip Film Fest with Memaw and Her Spam Surprise

A journey into Hip Pocket Theatre's Past with Memaw

3 Performances Only - each one unique

October 24 - 26, Friday - Sunday

Showtime: 8:15 PM

Gates Open: 6:30 PM

Three different films from past productions presented on three nights by Memaw Dowdy, with selected short subjects and a cartoon, plus her succulent spam surprise. Rejoice, art patrons! Thanks For Reading





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