Several members of Toledo’s arts community are about to go underground and they wouldn’t have it any other way. The Glacity Theatre Collective’s Glacity Underground Cabaret will be serving up something a little different at the Blarney’s Event Center on September 27.
The variety show is the first in a series of events being planned by the group. Confirmed contributors include Ammon Allred, Lynnette Bates, Kenneth Bauer, Risa Cohen, Ben DeLong, Elif Erturk, Lee Fearnside. Holly Hey, Pamela Tomassetti Hulbert, Carrie Elizabeth Morris, Patrick Peltier, Fred Peltier, Phillipe Taylor, Steve Athanas, Sean Koogan, Jamie Hager, Caribbea Danko-McGhee, Lindsey Miller, Andres Medina, Dale Balister, Chellsea Cutino, Megan Aherne and Glacity Artistic Director, Edmund Lingan. Aherne and Lingan will be serving as hosts for the event.
“We’ve found a bunch of local artists who are doing something different within their art form from singing to poetry to belly dancing. For example Fred Peltier creates these fascinating murder scenes and we talked to him about turning them into a one act play entitled “Room 27 at the Route 6 Motel.” The one thing that I feel is really lacking in Toledo outside of the University is a venue for filmmakers, so I’ll also be hosting a screening of my film “Family Values” along with Carol Nichols’ “The Blue Tree Experience.” Coming from the theatre I feel like certain things get overlooked or just don’t get portrayed, there’s nothing like this in Toledo,” said Megan Aherne, Assistant Artistic Director for Glacity.
While the Underground Cabaret is currently a floating event with no permanent location, a second event is already in the planning stages for November. The group first offered a sneak preview of things to come back in April at Artomatic 419! Images from Fred’s Peltier’s “Room 27 at the Route 6 Motel” can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fredpeltier/4438919224/
“This is something we’re thinking we’d like to do on a quarterly basis. To me this event will be successful if people remember it a month later and if we do something fun and different. We’re just looking to get to know other artists and offer the community an experience they’ve never had before,” said Aherne.
The show will begin at 8pm and run until the party’s over. Tickets will be sold for $5 at the door. The Blarney Event Center is located at 601 Monroe Street.
For more information, go to www.glacity.org or visit the event page on Facebook.