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Pig Iron, poets, and painters all at the PMA

Posted February 28th, 2011

Are you like me? Still humming the songs from the 2011 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival presentation of Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Cankerblossom? I loved this show in the way that I love Wallace and Gromit, shoes that somehow involve glitter, and I Was Told There’d Be Cake. This is the way where you laugh so hard that you either cry or worry the people sitting next to you on the subway because you are laughing out loud. This is the way where you believe in them in any form or context. Thus, I was very excited to learn about the following presentation…


“One Day I’ll Be French”
a short original work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about poets and painters

March 5 and 6
2:30 and 4:00 PM
The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues, Philadelphia, PA
$7 ($5 members and students with valid ID) after Museum admission

In collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the American Poetry Review, Pig Iron Theatre Company is proud to present a performance offered in conjunction with the exhibition Paris through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle, on view at the Perelman Building, March 1 to July 10. “One Day I’ll Be French” is an evocation of a surreal historical and geographical moment when absurdity and playfulness were used as weapons in a furious ideological struggle against the tyranny of reason.

Come see Pig Iron’s team of award-winning physical performers in an original work featuring French surrealist poets, odd snatches of song, and tableware puppetry.

Directed by Quinn Bauriedel
Featuring Mark McCloughan, Sarah Sanford, Elizabeth Scanlon, Alex Torra, Dito van Reigersberg
Music by Andrew Nelson
Costumes by K. Moriah Smith

Tickets available in person at the Museum or by calling the ticket center at (215) 235-SHOW (215-235-7469).

Space is limited; reservations are required. A nonrefundable service charge is added to all phone orders; $2.50 per PMA member ticket, $3.00 per nonmember ticket. Service charge is waived for Museum Circle members and above. Tickets cannot be refunded, and lost tickets cannot be replaced.