Thursday, March 25, 2010
Greenwood Nook Productions, in association with CrystalSwordFish TheatreWorks
book, lyrics and music by Louise Richardson
April 9 - May 1, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., Sunday times to be announced
Cafe Caffeine, 909 W. Mary Street (click for Google map and directions)
Chanteuse is the compelling and moving story of two young folk singers and their relationship to their art, their agent, each other, fame, and being true to one’s self set against the backdrop of the rise of folk music, the onset of the civil rights movement, and the political landscape of the United States from 1959 to 1982.
It follows two young women from Texas in their friendship and careers, and the owner of the coffee house where they get their start in show business.
Summary and audio recordings available at caliche.tripod.com/chant.
Scenes from Chanteuse were produced at the 2007 FronteraFest Short Fringe, with Frank Delby, Katherine Fletcher and Angela Finney.
Go to AustinLiveTheatre.com to view the YouTube video that captures the opening of the show (9 min. 45 sec.)