The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and CalArts Center for New Performance present the world premiere of Roger Guenveur Smith’s THE HENDRIX PROJECT
The show will be staged this month in Brooklyn and in February in Orange County.
“On New Year’s Eve 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s trio, Band of Gypsys, played a legendary concert at the Fillmore East. Twelve disciples gather in the upper balcony to bear witness, and as ‘bullets fly like rain’—at home and abroad—our ensemble-as-audience re-imagines an iconic moment in rock and roll history. The grit and psychedelia of the time are brought to vivid life as we are transported inside the concert experience, watching the crowd’s orgiastic trance unfold through minutely choreographed movement. It’s the end of the Sixties, and Jimi Hendrix’s final New Year’s Eve.”*
THE HENDRIX PROJECT, Thursday through Sunday, January 11 through 14.
BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.
THE HENDRIX PROJECT, Thursday through Saturday, February 1 through 3, at 8 pm.
SAMUELI THEATER, Segerstrom Center, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
Jimi Hendrix. Photograph by Marc Sharratt.
The Hendrix Project. Photograph by Nicolas Savignano.