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The Outer Space

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
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Saturday, March 24, 2018
4PM + 8PM / SAT
BOOK AND LYRICS BY ETHAN LIPTON
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY ETHAN LIPTON, VITO DIETERLE, EBEN LEVY, AND IAN RIGGS DIRECTED BY LEIGH SILVERMAN
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Friends of Convos Presale June 7-23
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In The Outer Space, the OBIE award-winning playwright, actor, and singer Ethan Lipton, with his fine three-piece band, have created an all-new adventure in bittersweet, hilariously off-kilter storytelling in an out-of-this-world look at earthbound concerns.

  • Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra: The Outer Space

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Incessant noise. Inescapable pollution. Occupational woes. Overpriced real estate. Trading the cramped confines of Earth for the quiet expanse of the cosmos doesn’t sound so bad. But as Ethan Lipton learns, there is still much to weigh you down…even after you relocate to a place with zero gravity (and cheaper rent). Lipton’s all-new production, The Outer Space, is his companion piece to No Place to Go—the comedic cabaret theatre gem presented by the OBIE Award-winning playwright, actor, and singer at Convos’ Three Stories High Theatre Festival in downtown Lafayette in 2015. Purdue Convocations is pleased to welcome back Lipton and his fine three-piece band for an all-new adventure in bittersweet, hilariously off-kilter storytelling. Fed up with a harried existence on this pale blue dot, a married couple buys an old spaceship and leaves Earth behind for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But will they, or their marriage, survive the mission? Through a science-fiction song cycle of jazz, soul, funk, and pop, Lipton explores the dreams and doubts of this escape plan, the impossible quest to create a sustainable life, and the notion that changing your address doesn’t necessarily mean you can change your stars. It’s an out-of-this-world look at earthbound concerns from a performer whom The New York Times calls “an expert at keeping music, jokes and… narrative tightly knitted together into one consistent human package.”

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