Bob Haworth presents “Tales and Tunes from the Folk Music Era”, after 40 years of playing with The Brothers Four & The Kingston Trio Bob has put together a show tracing the rise in popularity of the genre from Woody Guthrie and The Weavers in the 1940’s and ‘50’s to the many artists that caught the ear of music lovers throughout the 1960’s, including The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio. Every song has a story and Bob strives to recreate a “hootenanny” atmosphere by encouraging his audiences to sing along.
Drawing on the hit songs that fueled the commercial popularity of folk music, Bob’s show includes interesting and often humorous behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his life on the road and his encounters with the other stars of the era. Delving into the history of the songs in his repertoire, Bob reveals little-known facts about the evolution of the music, adding a fascinating educational angle to his presentation. Appropriate for all ages, this show provides an upbeat, toe-tapping, interactive glimpse into the music that comprises the Americana song bag. As a world-class performer and a charismatic entertainer, Bob Haworth is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Bob is also proud to feature John Hollis on guitar and harmony vocals.
Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.
Written & Directed by: Christopher Nolan
1 hr & 46 min
Action, Drama, History
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Director: David Leitch
1 hr & 55 min
Sunday, August 27th at 1:00PM
Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
★★★★★ ‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite.’ Evening Standard
★★★★★ ‘Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific.’ Metro
★★★★★ ‘James Macdonald’s blistering production. Intoxicatingly good.’ Financial Times
Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders
Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00PM
Imagine growing up in the country you call home without legal status. Or not seeing your family for years because they were deported.
Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their families were deported. Today, they are known as Dreamers.
“Indivisible” takes place at a pivotal moment in their lives, as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to be reunited with their loved ones. Watch the trailer here.
Discussion led by Susie Murphy of the Indivisible Vashon Immigrant and Refugee Working Group will follow the film.
Prior to the screening we will show the short animated film by Bill Jarcho, “Not One of Us.” Admission is by donation to Backbone Campaign, a 501c3 not for profit. (No one turned away for lack of funds.)
Thursday, September 28th, 6PM
$20 general/$18 honored citizens & children
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.
“Brutal yet ferociously funny”, Metro
“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca”, The Observer
“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”, The Independent
Part One, Millenium Approaches Part Two, Perestroika
Sunday, October 8th at 1:00PM Sunday, October 15th at 1:00PM
$20 general/18 honored citizens
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00PM
In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species.
The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see.
Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of “The Cove.” Watch the trailer here.
Admission is by donation; Lumbar Club members get in free as our thanks to you for supporting Backbone so reliably – you are the “Backbone” of the Backbone Campaign!
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00PM
Anne McCarty Braden was an American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator. From a very young age, growing up in the South, she knew she would dedicate her life to civil rights and racial equity.
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region – the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her steadfast activism in support of civil rights and civil liberties, but she was threatened, attacked, indicted and labeled a “Communist agitator” and “race traitor” by white supremacists. Her conservative background gave her special insight into white racism, why it poses such a great obstacle to social change in this country and what progressive white people can do to end it.
A discussion will follow the film.
The film is co-sponsored by Vashon SURJ. The event is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Theatre by Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech. Admission is by donation to Backbone Campaign, a 501c3 not for profit. Lumbar Club members, donors who support Backbone Campaign with a monthly contribution, get in free, in gratitude for your ongoing support.