'Throw Open the Heavy Curtains' Images courtesy event organizers


Throw Open the Heavy Curtain

Daily from Aug. 9-11
8 p.m.
Aug. 12
5 p.m.
$12/$15; Thursday's show is pay-as-able

Dance/theater artist Sharon Picasso does nothing by halves. For her latest production, she has not only choreographed a work about processing the simultaneous death of her father and birth of her son, she’s transformed the Red Eye Theater space, and designed the light installation and sound. The work looks at the phenomenon of coming and going, of dealing with chance and making choices. Crafted from personal histories through audio interviews and physical impulses, this complex and engaging evening-length work is set within a light installation controlled solely by the performers. The stellar cast includes Picasso, Heidi Kalweit, Masanari Kawahara, Jesse Nuemann-Peterson, and the divine Erin Thompson.