Time: June 2, 2012 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Spontaneous Celebrations
Street: 45 Danforth Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Website or Map: http://www.spontaneouscelebra…
Event Type: conscious, rock, theater, and, dance
Organized By: Brian O'Connell
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2012
Over The Line - A high concept / low budget / multi-media / psychological rock opera about ideology, indoctrination, unwritten rules, and inner transformation.
Written & Directed by
Saturday, June 2, 2012
6:00pm & 9:00pm
45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
A few shorts steps from the Stony Brook T Stop.
With a 10-piece all star band featuring The Grass Gypsys, members of Brief Awakening, and assorted friends.
Tickets are 10$ and available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/240824
Jamaica Plain musician/activist Brian O'Connell presents for the second time his original rock opera, Over The Line, at Spontaneous Celebrations on Saturday, June 2, 2012, 6:00 & 9:00pm, $10.
After two successful debut shows on February 4, Over The Line, a high concept / low budget / multimedia / psychological rock opera about ideology, indoctrination, unwritten rules, and inner transformation written and directed by Brian O'Connell (known for his kinetic bass playing with Uncle Sammy, Gordon Stone, The Grass Gypsys, Gary Backstrom, and many others) returns to Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain on June 2.
Over The Line is a rock song cycle set in a theatrical setting complete with larger than life sized puppet actors, theatrical narrative interludes, and a 10-piece band with 8 singers (4 women / 4 men). The band is comprised of the full lineup of The Grass Gypsys, which includes Justin & Colleen Kleya, Kevin Silvia, Sam Ward, Brian O'Connell; plus Kat Arrants Pettrucci & Kara Pettrucci of Brief Awakening, Dave Scandurra of The Excited People, Brian's wife Jenna O'Connell, and Joel Ockenheim of the Choir of Universal Sound. Abstract puppets and masks worn by the actors provided by The Boston Puppeteers Cooperative. The performance is in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston at Spontaneous Celebrations, a grassroots community center that organizes local creative arts programs and festivals.
"We had so much fun presenting Over The Line at the first show in February, plus the audience response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic. What at hoot! The only proper thing to do at this point is to play this show again and invite more weird people to come experience this very strange little piece of local DIY archetypal hippie rock theatre."
After the performance of Over The Line the band will play an additional set of original music for a second half dance party segment of the show!
A Cash Bar and Activist Information Tabling area will also be available.
Hear what they're saying about Over The Line:
"If you love the theatrical rock inclinations of Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa, The Tubes, Phish, Todd Rundgren, and Pink Floyd then this show is for you!" - Margaret Thatcher
"The best part of the show was that they had big puppets…I loved the puppets." - Kenny McCormick
"Viva Over The Line!" - Subcomandante Marcos
"The archetypes that this particular piece of so called 'music theatre' presents are dangerous and should not be messed with by unqualified dilettantes such as Mr. O'Connell." - C.G. Jung
"I was both terrified and excited by Over The Line. Nice job." - Mayor Tom Menino
"I hated it. I think Prog-rock sucks." - Dave Mathews
"Brian O'Connell? Do you mean the football player? " - Bill Bruford
"Too bad this guy didn't take my songwriting course." - Dave Grohl