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BLUE HAMMER: A Trans-Historical-Post-Colonial-Dinner-Theatre-Burlesque:


Chef: Barak Olins

Five-Minute Egg with Umboshi Plum Vinegar + Chives
Lamb + Marfax Bean Stew
Simmered Potatoes
Artisanal Rye Crisps with Blue Cheese + Honey

20 seats available each night. Reservations for dinner + show: 207-780-0700
The price per person is $25.00, cash only. Show time is 7PM.

April 30, May 01-02

Supported by a Maine Arts Commission Grant, the launch of Nomadic Convivial Operation #7! Creative Material Group intends this premier performance to seed the beginning of a long-term dinner theater, incubating and presenting new convergent-media performance works in collaboration designers, chefs, bakers and farmers.

BLUE HAMMER: A Trans-Historical-Post-Colonial-Dinner-Theatre-Burlesque:

This performance project unfolds in a late-night cable television studio, between two live broadcasts: a cooking show, HOT POT, and BLUE HAMMER, presented by a host who professes to have toured Africa during the Mau-Mau uprising in Kenya and the Belgian occupation of the Congo. His name is Vin Pays and he believes there is a vivid connection between the Jacobean play he performed, The White Devil, and colonial Africa. A guest joins him, the former leading-lady of the African tour [and of Hammer Horror films] named Tabula Rasa, who appears only to disrupt and dispel, an angel of death whose memories of Africa are harder to maintain than Vin's nostalgia. We feature three live video feeds, including GPS analysis, a prototype portable kitchen, and custom porcelain bowls.

Each night, post-performance, a dinner will be served to the 20 members of the audience in custom produced porcelain bowls. In addition, throughout the run of the show, we will operate a graphic-arts production workshop in the gallery issuing press-releases, posters, pamphlets and contemporary propaganda.

Look for us in Port City Life, April Issue.

Blue Hammer Company 2009:

Kristopher Logan
Michael Chestnutt, SPOT Architecture
ZU bakery/Barak Olins
Megan O'Connell/The Dead Skin Press
John Schmor
Ksenya Samarskaya
Chris Archer Studio
Scott Fuller Studio
Cole Caswell
Jessica George
Luke Bertus/supaflu studio
Chad Chamberlain
Leander Johnson
Joey Bargsten
Hair by Tonic
Raphael DiLuzio



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