A new show by Season Butler about race, sex, nostalgia and what happens when you look at something familiar in a whole new light
Compass are very excited to announce Season Butler's new show Happiness Forgets coming to Live Art Bistro in Leeds on its first UK tour.
Remember the good old days when everyone got along, when life was simple, when our television screens protected us from sex, violence and the discomfort of difference? Remember when politicians were statesmen, mothers were wholesome, the rich worked hard and celebrities were role models? Remember when we knew where we belonged, when no one was gay, no one was black and political correctness was barely a glint in some liberal’s eye? Me neither.
Happiness Forgets is a lecture, an ode and an elegy for our imperfect past, for the people we once were and can never be again, now that we know what we know now. In this piece, Season Butler pins down the past, examines it under a microscope, charges it with electricity to see if she can make it dance. Throwing tradition onto the junk heap of history, Happiness Forgets will try to nudge us into the gaps between rich and poor, comedy and tragedy, celebrities and fans, credibility and doubt, grab the power that these differences generate and grind it into dust. It’s about race, nostalgia and the moment when you see something familiar in a whole new light.
Join us: 7th of November at 8pm.
At: Live Art Bistro, Regent Street, Leeds, LS27QA // Tel: 07738971178
Running time: 1 hour
Tickets are avalible from the LAB website.
Co-commissioned by Fierce Festival, Chelsea Theatre (for Sacred), Colchester Arts Centre, Compass, Live Collision and Lancaster Arts.
If you cant catch it in Leeds, Happiness Forgets will also be in:
London: Thursday, 26 November 2015, 8:00pm; Sacred Festival @ Chelsea Theatre
Photo Credit: Christa Holka