Alternate Title Out Cold / Zippo Songs
Premiere World Premiere
Country of Origin United States
Description Our Show:
Two dramatic song cycles-one based on soldiers' Zippo-lighter poetry about sex, drugs, and death in Vietnam, the other about a man at a bar, peering into the void through the filters of cold, exhaustion, and alcohol (Phil).
Sights and Sounds:
A bar at 2:45am, a voice as smooth as silk, singing sad songs with a 10-piece lounge band from a dark corner of heaven (Phil).
Schubert meets Sinatra at the bar. They discuss:
Beer versus scotch, head versus chest voice, and schnitzel versus roast beef (Theo).
Closest encounter with oblivion:
Locking myself out of my hotel room in my underwear and in a jet-lagged stupor, thinking I was going to the bathroom (Theo).
Fri., Oct. 26 Post-Show Artist Talk with Phil Kline and Theo Bleckmann.