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Project Premiere: Mondo Bizarro and Art Spot Productions Present "Cry You One" in Rural Kentucky

July 28, 2014

Mondo Bizarro, Cry You One
Clear Creek Festival Grounds near Berea, KY
July 31 - August 2 

Limited tickets available

Mondo Bizarro and Art Spot Productions (2013 Performing Arts) launch the national premiere of their site-responsive performance, Cry You One, at the Clear Creek Festival in Rockcastle County, KY. Cry You One is an outdoor performance and online platform inspired by the disappearing wetlands of Southeast Louisiana. Part song, part story, part procession for our lost land, Cry You One utilizes the unique music and stories of Louisiana to inspire connections between people working to steward the natural world wherever they live.

Last fall, the artists presented Cry You One's Louisiana premiere in St. Bernard Parish, sharing the work with capacity crowds during a five-week sold-out run. In the spring, Cry You One partnered with the Gulf Future Coalition to create cultural organizing salons in five Gulf Coast states affected by the BP drilling disaster. Building on a multi-year cultural exchange between theater artists and musicians from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Eastern Kentucky, the ensemble is adapting Cry You One's original bayou-based performance and processional to the woodland mountain setting at Clear Creek.

The festivities kicked off on July 26 with a "Bayou-lachian" concert in downtown Berea. The Cry You One performance takes place July 31 - August 1, and the event culminates onAugust 2 with A Midsummer's Eve: Land-Water-Food-Story, including a performance, farm-fresh feast and masquerade. You can read an interview with Mondo Bizarro's Nick Slie about the development of the touring version of Cry You One on our blog, The Lab. To hear more stories about the land, people and culture of Southeast Louisiana, visit

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