Nicotiana — Canceled due to Covid-19

Our March 2020 tour premieres a new crankie by Beth Reid on the exploitative history of tobacco—from indigenous medicinal herb to colonial cash-crop to slavery fodder to engineered addiction, now inducing deadly growth markets in Southeast Asia, even as it gradually draws down in the United States.

March shows feature visiting artist Balinese dalang (shadow master) Gusti Sudarta, who will also be on a parallel tour of traditional wayang (Indonesian shadow theater) with gamelan accompaniment. Watch for both!

Feb 18: Richmond VA, Firehouse Theater — crankies & keroncong
Mar 13: Baltimore MD, Black Cherry Puppet Theater — traditional wayang, crankies & keroncong
Mar 14: Washington DC, RhizomeDC — crankies & keroncong
Mar 19: Richmond VA, University of Richmond — traditional wayang
Mar 22: Wake Forest NC, Wake Forest University — traditional wayang
Mar 26: Lewisburg PA, Bucknell University — crankies & keroncong
Mar 27: Storrs CT, University of Connecticut — crankies & keroncong
Mar 28: New Haven CT, Yale University — traditional wayang
Mar 29: Pittsburgh PA, James Simon Studios — crankies & keroncong