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The memorial site of…

America’s New War Strikes Back!

Running from July 18 through September 11, 2002

AMERICA’S NEW WAR STRIKES BACK!

was one of Gainesville’s longest-running plays

At


COMMON GROUNDS

Thursday, September 5, 2002

10:30pm

ONE YEAR LATER

9-11-02

"Life goes on. And so does the need."

an instant cult-classic!
 
 

AMERICA'S NEW WAR STRIKES BACK!


Gainesville’s underground sensation!
 
 

11 SEPTEMBER 2002

at

the

PALACE

233 W University Avenue
 
 

The warplay goes down in flames at the Palace!

Overzealous "patriots" stop the performance of America’s New War Strikes Back!

So much for free speech!

Read all about it!

"Ground Zero at the Palace"

by Jessica Arnold

http://www.thenewmoonrising.com/groundzero.html

America’s New War Strikes Back!

After blockbuster performances at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, Full Circle, the Civic Media Center, the Hippodrome, and the Shamrock…

the whole town is buzzing!

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July 18,19,20 (8pm) Acrosstown Repertory Theater

July 27 (9pm) Full Circle

August 9, 10 (9pm) Civic Media Center

August 12 (8pm) Hippodrome Cinema

August 15 (11pm) The Shamrock

Related Sites:

http://www.thehottamales.net/

http://www.thehottamales.net/war/smilie1.html



Click to see and hear the America's New War Strikes Back! promo

Click to see and hear the America's New War Strikes Back! infomercial

AMERICA'S NEW WAR STRIKES BACK!

Directed by Jessica Arnold

Written by Shamrock McShane and Jessica Arnold

Featuring

Scott Davis

Josh Lederman

Arturo Escamilla

Teague Johnson

Rose Godfrey

Phillip Godwin

Karla Berkelhammer

Shamrock McShane

Bobby McAfee

Jessica Arnold

Nino Barrucci

Andrea Reprogle

In the mainstream media:

http://www.gainesvillesun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
article?AID=2002207170359


Tributes to Sept. 11 take shape

ONE WAR, ALL NATIONS

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Be a Member

Fight for international harmony through war and terror.

Unite all people in the struggle for global destruction.

Add your voice to the Sounds of Silence. . .

in a world where everybody's gone to heaven,

Or at least . . . away.

. . . a multi-media phantasmagoria which began taking shape in the aftermath of September 11.

The weirdest thing you've ever seen - Your Life!

LIVE ACTION CARTOONS COMIX PUPPETS VIDEO MUSIC DANCE INTERACTIVE

DOCUDRAMEDY

NEW MUSIC

FROM JOSH LEDERMAN! LIVE!
 
 

First there was . . .

America's New War Strikes Back!

A stage/screenplay

By Shamrock McShane

Featuring Gregg Jones and Jake Seymour

At Galleriebob, February 22 - March 9, 2002

(See: Creators)

America's New War Strikes Back

a stage/screenplay by Shamrock McShane

"A word of explanation. I've never written anything like this before. There are no characters, as such. Just voices, countless voices. And they say the most outrageous things. You are almost certain to be offended. I can't find any way around that. It's about war, and war, by definition, is offensive, is in fact comprised of many offensives. And so is this piece. We are attempting to perform this piece as one would wage a war. And so the plan is to mount the work in stages, just like a war. You don't unleash all your forces in the first battle. And so I begin with one voice, along with an original soundtrack composed by Tom Miller. Tomorrow night we'll add another voice, that of my comrade Gregg Jones, and then more and more, as other elements are added - video, text, musicians, technicians, designers, dancers, all of it culminating in a phantasmagoria, a motion picture stage show directed by Jessica Arnold. So stay tuned." Shamrock McShane at Galleribob, February 2, 2002

Music for America's New War Strikes Back! by Tom Miller

(available on CD)

"America's New War Strikes Back!"



From the opening stage direction: "The playing area overlaps the audience like a wave, creating islands of spectators and scenes in pools of colored light, against a background of images and text created by visual artists, accompanied by musicians and sound artists, embodied by dancers and actors. Or, it may be the voice of a single bard. But two bards are better than one. Alternating voices give life to the words that follow that flow from the mouths of nameless people, just people. What actually happens on stage might best be indicated by the white space between blocks of text: Movement, music, and drama in harmony and counterpoint fill the white space. The text indicates words that may be spoken as dialogue or monologue, overlapping the action, or appearing as subtitles."
 
 
 
 

This is a drama about people caught up in events that are happening right now. An epic unfolds before our eyes. When we look away, we hear it. When we drown it out, we enact it. It penetrates our consciousness on every level.
 
 
 
 

Jessica Arnold, famed writer-director of A View of the Dome, Independence, Cheese, CFI, and Bash, now brings us the most eccentric off-the-wall impressionistic expressionistic vision of our own reality we've ever seen.

From the pen of Shamrock McShane, theater writer for MOON MAGAZINE, author of The Votive Pit, Ball, and Boston Baked Bean, whose on-stage appearances include, most recently JULIUS CEASAR

Music by Josh Lederman -- Live --

With Arturo Escamilla and Teague Johnson

Performances by . . .

Scott Davis (The Fable Factory, Glengarry Glen Ross)

Josh Lederman (The Funky Miracle)

Shamrock McShane (Macbeth, Oleanna)

Jessica Arnold (Marie and Bruce)
 
 
 
 

And, hmmmm…
 
 
 
 

What to do late-night Friday?

We bid a fond farewell to…
 
 

Terranova

Catering Company

14 SW 1 AV

Downtown Gainesville

378-7810

www.terranovcatering.com
 
 

receptions, weddings, banquets, dinners, luncheons

Don't miss - Every Friday night around midnight -- Terranova Midnight Masque

Street Theater goes digital and multi-phonic with video on the side, and up front and center is . . . You!

Join in the fun! It's freakin FREE.

Terranova fine catering . . .14 SW 1 Avenue,

just east of Market Street Pub on First Avenue in beautiful downtown

Gainesville

Meet the Big Head People!

Learn the answer to every question your soul seeks to know

from the high exalted holy shamanswami

Tukar

Garaji.





Terranova Gallery

featuring Artwork by Susan Lawrence

BUT THE MIDNIGHT MASQUE WILL RETURN!

Watch for us on the street downtown, and just wait until we find our new home!