Groton's 3Rivers Arts Presents Brooklyn's Internationally-Acclaimed Climbing PoeTree

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Enter the eye of the hurricane this Friday at the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Black Box Theatre, as internationally acclaimed artists Climbing PoeTree deliver their powerful, nationally touring production, Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in Water to kick off 3Rivers Art's "Just Arts" performance series.

The show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $20 adults/$10 youth at the door. Advance tickets are available online or at The Blackbird Cafe, Groton, and Fitchburg Artistree, Fitchburg. Group discounts of $8 in advance for five or more tickets are available by e-mailing hello@3riversarts.com. For more information, visit www.3riversarts.com.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Climbing PoeTree is poet/artist duo Alixa and Naima. Their dynamic performance is composed of dual-voice poems, award-winning multi-media, and theater that explore diverse themes, including: healing from state and personal violence, environmental justice, civil rights, spirituality, global politics, and women's empowerment.

Through a tapestry of spoken-word poetry, video projection, and movement choreography, their nationally-touring production Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in Water connects the issues that surfaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the "unnatural disasters" disenfranchised communities are experiencing nationwide and worldwide on a daily basis. Stirring images and stunning verse take audiences on a voyage of unthinkable tragedy and undeniable promise from the eye of a systemic storm.

Climbing PoeTree Hurricane Season Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW6Qke3uXaY

"Hurricane Season pounds with intensity and fierceness and love. Naima and Alixa are truly forces of nature, delivering a performance that will move you to tears and to action."-- Producers of Fahrenheit 9-11 and Directors of Academy Award nominated post-Katrina film Trouble the Water testify to the extraordinary impact of their expression.

Climbing PoeTree has rocked 500 mics in more than 70 cities from Oakland to Atlanta, South Africa to Cuba with powerhouses such as Erykah Badu, Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Alicia Keys, Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Rev Desmund Tutu, Mary Robinson (first female president in Ireland), Danny Glover, The Last Poets, and Dead Prez. They have led workshops in institutions from Cornell University to Riker's Island. They have toured over 12,000 miles on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil bringing their soul-stirring performances, interweaving spoken word and award winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible.

3Rivers Arts Presents Climbing PoeTree: The Hidden Messages in Water
Friday, May 4
7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Groton-Dunstable High School Black Box Theatre
703 Chicopee Row
Groton, MA 01450

Advance: $10
At the Door: $20 Adults / $10 Youth (under 18)
Group Ticketing (Advance Only): $8 for a group of 5 or more. Contact hello@3riversarts.com for group tickets.
Buy tickets online through http://www.3riversarts.com, at The Blackbird Cafe, 491 Main Street, Groton, or Fitchburg Artistree, 454 Main Street, Fitchburg.



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