Composite image w/Lumberob photo by Steph Mankins, Dale photo by Leah Rae Zimmerman.
What’s going on here?! Dale fielded a call recently – and at first it sounded like an old modem on the other line. Turns out it was just his dear friend Lumberob asking him to join him in an evening of entertainment (and derring do!) as part of something that may or may not be associated with the conclusion of the acclaimed COIL Festival. So please come on out and join Dale and Lumberob as they present Top Shelf Talent, at a late show, Saturday, January 19th, at 10pm. It’s going down at the venerable hotspot, Dixon Place – and it’s sure to use up a full 80 minutes of your time. Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie St. (between Rivington & Delancey). Click here for ticket info.
Here’s how the press are instructed to handle it: “This is storytelling. This is a drainage ditch. This is an instructional opportunity. This is a display of fine, fine, top shelf talent. This is experimental sport. This is dance and this is music. This is an energetic melange of text and sound and movement written, directed, and performed by Dale Seever and Lumberob. This is an unfolding of an extraordinarily beautiful napkin. This is a graceful display. This is a subwoofer. These gentlemen are earnest entertainers running a variety show marathon straight into the ground, and it feels good.”
Ha! We think that clears it up.
Here’s more on ole Lumberob. Lumberob is an odd vocal show – gagged, barked, and warbled by writer/performer Rob Erickson. Over the last twelve years, Erickson has performed solo as lumberob, and has collaborated with Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Jad Fair, Kevin Blechdom, Laura Peterson, ToonBox. Rob teaches public school in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. For more on his doings and don’tsings- visit his site.