‘Something With Teeth’ is art with a bite

rom Greensboro, NC (Photo by Luguzy Atkins)
rom Greensboro, NC (Photo by Luguzy Atkins)

Don’t miss Trillium’s latest collection of dance, movement, and theater works, “Something With Teeth,” coming this Veterans’ Day weekend.
Performance dates are Nov. 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at The Lewis Theatre in downtown Lewisburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and AmeriCorps volunteers; a portion of each ticket sale will be donated to North Central West Virginia Community Action specifically to assist Greenbrier County veterans affected by the flood. Also, in honor of Veterans’ Day and their service, all veterans are admitted free of charge.
Featuring new creative works from all four of Trillium’s current core artists and hosting guest performers and companies from Beckley, Greensboro, NC, and Phoenix, AZ, the concept for “Teeth” was to tackle the toxic social and political climate of today head-on through satire, reflection and powerful interpretation.
JOYEMOVEMENT’s piece, “Stand Your Ground,” looks at the dichotomy between electing a Black president and the seemingly disproportionate number of unarmed Black men, women, and children being killed by local law enforcement. West Virginia Dance Company will be bringing “Rednecks,” a dance telling the story socialism played in unionizing the coal fields. Veteran comedic performer Kirby Soderburg will tackle America’s love affair with technology and how it tends to get in the way of real life.
Alongside their guests, Trillium’s core artists will be showcasing their own culturally relevant and insightful works, with new movement pieces from Carli Mareneck and Henry Hill Jr. and short plays from Michael Buttrill and Devin Preston.
Inspired by the vision of Trillium emeritus member Chally Erb, “Something With Teeth” uses its artistic incisors to take a sharp look at a variety of important issues affecting our country. For tickets or more information, contact the Trillium box office at 304-645-3003, or purchase online at www.trilliumperformingarts.org.

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