PERFORMING AMAZING FEATS OF STORYTELLING SINCE 2001
 
 

Ploughed Under: An American Songbook

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A Concert of folk tales

 

Created and Composed by Kevin O'Donnell

 

Kevin O’Donnell’s enveloping, rich musical scores for The House have propelled the Sparrow to flight, Valentine to victory, and Houdini to battle Death. His original compositions now come front-and-center as The House weaves American folk stories and tall tales into a rich tapestry of all-original music. This theatrical concert is carefully focused on vocal and rhythmic dynamics, echoing the clarity and power of African and Native American folk music. Each song is a story into itself, some familiar, some forgotten, connecting to our musical roots to the churning of our early history.


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Show Dates:
Apr 19 2013 to Jun 9 2013
Location:

The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

 

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Director:

Writer:

Cast:

  • Genevieve Venjohnson
    Ensemble
  • Ensemble
  • Alejandro Cordoba
    Ensemble
  • Kevin Barry Crowley
    Ensemble
  • Carla Kessler
    Ensemble
  • Matt Martin
    Musician/Male Understudy
  • Yahví Pichardo
    Musician
  • Sarah Grant
    Female Understudy

Crew:

  • Casey Baker
    Assistant Director
  • Sarah Hoeferlin
    Stage Manager
  • Casey Peek
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Left Wing Scenic/Steve Pesich
    Technical Direction
  • Jacob Brown
    Master Carpenter
  • Will Dean
    Master Electrician
  • Carlene Descalo
    Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Alice Broughton
    Draper
  • Leah Munsey-Konops
    Stitcher
  • Amy Prindle
    Stitcher

Artists:

Ploughed Under

The opening song!

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Drum Montage!

I think the name says it all...

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"For and Against"

"For and Against" from Ploughed Under!

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Ploughed Under Audience Jam

We invited our audience to come play any instruments they liked along with the cast. And boy, did they rise to the challenge!

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Special events for Ploughed Under: An American Songbook

 

PRE-SHOW FAMILY JAM
Saturday, May 11th
8pm performance, 7:30pm jam
Before the 8pm performance, audiences and guests are welcome to bring their instruments and voices for a pre-performance jam session with Company Member and musician Maria McCullough. Younger guests are especially welcomed for this event! Jam begins at 7:30pm. FREE with your Ploughed Under ticket.

 

PLOUGHED UNDER ALL-PLAY
Saturday, May 25th
8pm performance, 10-10:30pm jam
Audiences and guests are welcome to bring their instruments and their voices to join in the closing song Ploughed Under with the cast and musicians.
The performance will be followed by a post-performance jam session with the cast and musicians. FREE with your Ploughed Under ticket.

 

HOUSE HOOTENANNY
Thursday, June 6th
8pm performance, 10-10:30pm jam
Stick around after the show and enjoy more music from the cast and band! You’ll hear some old favorites and some of their originals. FREE


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