in association with Surplus People Performance Co. and Theatersquad

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kill date: 9/12/10

CONTACT:   Edward Mast    (206) 633-1086    edwardmast@aol.com

Outdoor performance event remembers people forgotten on 9/11

Surplus People Performance Co. presents


Saturday, September 11, 2010

2:00 PM

Westlake Plaza - corner of 4th Ave and Pine St. in downtown Seattle

Free admission

Masks, movement, visual art and spoken word will be part of TENT CITY PLANET, an outdoor theatrical protest event on 9/11 to remember forgotten, invisible, surplus people, from the captive population of Gaza to the still-unreturned evacuees from New Orleans to expelled hutong-dwellers in China to the homeless residents of Seattle.

    I am in heaven now.

    I no longer feel the cold.

    My seat in a doorway was made of cement . . . .

“Nine years after 9/11, the world is increasingly divided between those who have too much and those who have too little.  Is Patriot Day being used to remember, or to forget?” says local playwright and activist Edward Mast, who wrote and will direct the performance. 

TENT CITY PLANET and the Surplus People Performance Co. are projects of the Theater Squad, whose previous 9/11 remembrance projects have included SLEEPWALKING APOCALYPSE and WITHOUT END.   This performance will feature Meg Savlov, Betsey Beckmann, Charlie Bommarito and other local actors, dancers and musicians.  Settings by artist Lisa Bade

    You may be outside the wall today.

    But tomorrow you might be inside.

    The wall is for your protection . . . 

TENT CITY PLANET will begin at 2:00 PM at Westlake Plaza, near the corner of 4th Ave and Pine St. in downtown Seattle.  The event will last approximately one hour, and will take place entirely outdoors, rain or shine.  There will be some covered seating in case of rain.  Audience members are advised to dress accordingly.  Admission is free.

        Underground here once was a river . . . .

For more about TENT CITY PLANET call (206) 633-1086 or email theatersquad@aol.com