Lunar Chandelier to Commemorate JFK Assassination with Screening, Readings, Puppetry and Dance
The 50th anniversary of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination is Friday, November 22nd, and Brooklyn-based Lunar Chandelier will commemorate this historic date with the JFK (Necrosis) Jubilee, a night of screenings, readings, puppetry, and dancing. The evening will commence with a screening of Sam Truitt's "Dick: An Oblique Kennedy Conspiracy Countdown," an AV interpretation of the book DICK: A VERTICAL ELEGY, a book about the JFK assassination designed by Julie Harrison and to be published by Lunar Chandelier in 2014. The AV work will be projected as a triptych on three walls, with a running time of one and a half hours. This screening is the capstone of a year-long project of daily transmissions, available on youtube.com. Following the screening, Roberto Rossi of the New York-based theater company Great Small Works will perform “Other Items,” a Toy Theater piece constructed of flat, paper cut-out figures and miniature scenery in homage to JFK’s legacy. Then New York poets will take the stage and read short works dedicated to President Kennedy’s life, death and legacy. The poets include Michael Andre, Caroline Crumpacker, Joe Elliot, Jon Fried, Ed Friedman, Mitch Highfill, Sharon Mesmer, Dan Machlin, Andy Mister, Kristen Prevallet, George Quasha, Michael Ruby, Christopher Stackhouse and Christina Strong among others. A dance party will follow with music from the late ‘50s through early ‘60s, including pop, show tunes, early soul, offbeat country music and early rock anthems. To encourage a historic esprit de corps, Camelot-style dress is encouraged but optional. We encourage online searches for ideas, with the best male and female period accoutrements winning free Lunar Chandeliers.