“What if Don Draper’s Carousel pitch was a theatrical experience? That’s kind of the vibe given off by Josh McIlvain‘s Slideshow. This intimate performance uses real slides to unfold a gripping tale of a family as seen through the fleeting images on a screen.” Philebrity.com
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10 8pm (tickets)
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 8pm (tickets)
THE WHITE PINES PLACE
7908 High School Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
“The performance is a brilliant exercise in connecting dots that lead McIlvain’s unnamed character on an epic journey with several loves.” Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review Read the full review
About White Pines and Cold Hard Love Series: Benjamin Lloyd, executive director of White Pines, explains the Cold Hard Love series concept this way: “White Pines is designed to be a resource for Philadelphia-based performing artists, and this series is an intentional way of supporting them. Our mission has has two parts: a what (transforming people’s lives), and a how (by supporting citizen artists). Cold Hard Love supports the second part of our mission, as we give amazing Philly citizen artists a stage to perform on, develop pieces on, and experiment on.” The theme of Cold Hard Love is meant to dovetail with Valentine’s Day, and to mine the rich territory of love relationships. “Lasting relationships is a term in our slogan,” explains Lloyd, “we’re all about relationships.”
“The punchy-colored slides and humorous yet heartfelt prose McIlvain recites is as uncanny and nostalgic as some of our own family scrapbooks.” Read the City Paper review!
“Ingenious travel down memory lane!” Read the Stage Magazine Review!
From the 1950s through the 1980s, the slideshow was a staple of the American household. SLIDESHOW drops audiences back into the time of Kodachrome colors, weaving a fictional family history around strangers’ real slides of long ago vacations. A funny, disturbing, and deeply felt work about the disconnection between the lives of children and those of their parents, SLIDESHOW recreates a lost ritual and delves into the aspirations of 20th-century American life.
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