May 18 – June 4
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Special Pay-What-You-Can preview performance, Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30
VELVET GENTLEMAN is a colorful journey into the mind and music of the witty and eccentric composer Erik Satie whose music ranges from comically bizarre to hauntingly beautiful. Created and performed by TAP’s co-artistic director James Valcq, this multimedia theatre piece featuring Satie’s music, words, and drawings will transport audiences to fin de siécle Paris.
Although in his own time he was dismissed as a radical or a clown, Satie’s ideas were to have a profound influence on many musical developments over a broad time span, ranging from Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky all the way to John Cage and Philip Glass.