Out Cold/Zippo Songs

October 25 – 27, 2012

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.
Identifier 2012f.01140
Season Fall 2012
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
costume designerAndrea Lauer
lighting designerMike Inwood
songwriterPhil Kline
sound designerTodd Eskridge