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Dig Infinity! The Return of Lord Buckley—The Hip Messiah
April 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Lords and Ladies of the Royal Court,
We are pleased and honored to announce a five performance mini-West Coast Cosmic Tour of “Dig Infinity! The Return of Lord Buckley—The Hip Messiah.”
“Dig Infinity!” is an immersive theatrical experience celebrating and exploring the life and legacy of legendary outsider icon Lord Richard Buckley (1906-1960)—the coolest cat and a truly original American performer. Cosmic storyteller, earthy philosopher and gospel rapper, he combined African-American argot, beatnik slang and the King’s English in reinvigorating the Bible, Shakespeare, the Classics, myth, legend, and history in a jazzy patois and with a worldview that is the stuff of bohemian fable anticipating psychedelia and Hip-Hop by decades.
This rendition of “Dig Infinity!” is a one-man show performed by Oliver Trager as Lord Buckley with renowned Greenwich Village musician, bandleader, composer, artist, and author John Kruth who will provide opening sets and whose original and improvised music will accent our presentation.
A bit ‘o the gospel: https://vimeo.com/242121039
In “Dig Infinity!”—winner of the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Outstanding Adaptation and Outstanding Actor awards—Buckley spins his life story while demonstrating his signature material, muses about the importance of truth and art and ventures to the Dark Lands and back as he bargains for his very soul.
Bonus: A 10-Minute teaser from “Too Hip For The Room,” a documentary film about Lord Buckley.
We would be pleased if you could attend this special, intimate performance of “Dig Infinity!”
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Lady Laurie Lord Buckley of the Lord Buckley Estate is giving her permission for the specific usage of His Lordship’s material for a one time non-exclusive stage performance of Oliver Trager’s “Dig Infinity!” of the Apocalypso Theatre Collective at Corazón Performing Arts, Topanga, Ca., April 6, 2019.
Photo by (c)Ray Avery/CTSIMAGES. Used with permission.