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P. Hogan performance, "Friars and Bacchae in Conflict" -
"Friars and Bacchae in Conflict" a one night only performance by John P. Hogan. August 25th, 2007
On a warm summer's eve John P. Hogan presented a story of adventure on the high seas, faith and religion, pagan myths and rituals, singer-songwriters, the creation of beer, secret identities and mold. Hogan's story-telling made use of spoken word narration (reading the story), pop and folk songs (singing the story and songs within the story that characters sing) and a small stage set with backdrop displaying small character models made from illustrations, foam core, wine bottles and fruit acting as a kind of diorama, filling in for an actual human cast which would of course entail a much, much bigger production. The stage set part of the performance was projected onto the wall near the stage itself, sort of a small version of a Jumbo-Tron, perhaps just a Tron. This projection enlarged the action and arrangement of the characters in the story for all to see, which had additional importance due to the secret identies of a main character that was revealed through the drama.
This performance was held during the run of "Between People: Four Artists on Connecting". While not part of the group show, some of the pieces from the show can be seen on the walls.
Views of the performance (click for much larger images)