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an american soldier's tale/ a fiddler's tale

Sun. May 4, Sat. May 10
Our double bill features two American artists’ take on Igor Stravinsky’s whimsical, neoclassical theatre piece The Soldier’s Tale, and two sinister parables brimming with foxtrots, rags, marches and a healthy dose of Dixieland.

Literary juggernaut and famed pacifist, Kurt Vonnegut, audaciously reimagines Igor Stravinsky’s chamber work into a vexing story of American wartime deserters: 40,000 soldiers fled the front lines of WWII, one was tried and executed - this is his story.

Jazz icon Wynton Marsalis, using the same instrumentation and structure as Stravinsky, spins The Soldier’s Tale into a Faustian allegory about a young, upstart musician who strikes up a deal with the devil, biting off more than she can chew...  
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Upcoming LBO Cinema


Sat. May 17, 11a

In The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, a slave owner vanishes, leaving his family, neighbors, and slaves struggling with their perceptions of his disappearance. Join us for this eye-opening documentary that challenges the common perception that slavery disappeared with the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War. Learn more