Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass
One Radio Host
Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass
“Think of Buster Keaton in Vegas…unapologetically human and refreshingly relatable.”—New York Times
Get your tickets now for this captivating, funny, and heartfelt evening you’ll remember for years to come. Ira Glass, host of NPR’s popular show This American Life, and New York–based contemporary dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass combine two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together—dance and radio.” The result, and this surprising team-up of talents, has brought down the house wherever it’s been performed since its debut at Carnegie Hall.
The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers. “What makes it work is a shared sensibility,” Glass says. “As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words.” Bass notes, “I think it’s still blowing Ira’s mind to see some of the radio pieces remade this way, with props and costume changes and lighting cues.” Barnes adds, “combining these art forms has led to a show that’s unlike anything I’ve ever choreographed before.”
“It’s just like the radio show, um, if you picture dancing during all the stories,” says Glass. Incredibly charming, engaging, and smart, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host mirrors his personal discovery, through Barnes, of dance’s unique way of touching us. And you’ll feel the same when you leave the theater with a spring in your step.
Additional support is provided by Babette T. Gorman and Jack Buckingham. Media sponsors are our local National Public Radio stations WOSU and WCBE.
$45 general public
$10 students (upper balcony)
Student discount tickets available only at the Box Office with valid student ID
MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
ADDITIONAL EVENT SUPPORT
John Gerlach & Company, LLP
Babette T. Gorman and Jack Buckingham
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council