Friday Giveaway! Enter to Win Tickets to See Ira Glass’ Show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Looking for something different? We’ve got the show for you! If you’re feeling lucky, enter this week’s Friday Giveaway and see it for free on June 25!
Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that – as Ira puts it – “have no business being together – dance and radio.” The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories that has brought down the house wherever it’s been performed, starting with its first test run at Carnegie Hall in 2013.
The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. “What makes it work is a shared sensibility,” Glass says. “As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words.” Bass notes, “I think it’s still blowing Ira’s mind to see some of the radio pieces remade this way, with props and costume changes and lighting cues.” Barnes adds, “combining these art forms has led to a show that’s unlike anything I’ve ever choreographed before.”
As the title indicates, the show is in three acts. Act one is about the job of being a performer. Act two: falling in love and what it means to stay in love. Act three: nothing lasts forever. “People who like This American Life will probably like this,” says Glass “because it’s just like the radio show, um, if you picture dancing during all the stories.”
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Enter to win this Friday Giveaway by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us why you should win two tickets to the show on June 25 at Belk Theater! Use the subject line: IRA GLASS Giveaway! A winner will be selected at noon Tuesday, May 31, and notified via email.