october, 2023

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19oct7:30 pmPIERCING THE VEILA Samhain CelebrationLive or Recorded:Live Event


Event Details

Piercing the Veil is a musical and theatrical exploration of the Celtic origins of Halloween. Featuring the music of Musica Universalis, puppetry by Birdie Amico and Keziah Peterson of the Kettlehead Studios, and performance by Briana Ratterman, the show, directed by Štěpán Šimek weaves together a tapestry of stories from the vast body Irish mythology reenacted by original puppets, and music, songs, and poetry. At the center of the performance is the figure of Saint Brigid, who ties together the various strands of the story and at the same time explores the deeper ideas of the liminal, in-between moment of the Samhain celebration from a deeply personal point of view. Reaching back to the ancient stories and the origins of things we take for granted, Piercing the Veil attempts to illuminate our present moment. It will examine stories and traditions and it will “pierce the veil” not only between the spiritual and physical world, but also between the past and the present.


(Thursday) 7:30 pm PST


21 Ten Theatre

2110 SE 10th Ave Portland, Oregon 97214

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