A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Songs of the American Right Dec 10, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015
DATE HAS PASSED Merrill Wright Main Stage
Co-presented with Seattle Theatre Group at On the Boards
“Startlingly unique… a must see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society.”— The Huffington Post
Bedazzled shaman, singer-songwriter, and performance artist extraordinaire Taylor Mac visits OtB with an evening of songs and barbed commentary. A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Songs of the American Right is a political and hilarious introduction to what will eventually be a 24-hour-long performance work. Mac’s shows are like nothing you’ve ever witnessed: prepare for feathers, a razor-sharp wit, a gorgeous voice, and serious glitter.
Equal parts radical angel and Elizabethan fool, Taylor Mac “doesn’t just defy categorization; he makes the categories themselves seem irrelevant” (Time Out New York). For the past 18 years, Mac has created internationally award-winning performance events that at once provoke and embrace his diverse audience. A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Songs of the American Right is Mac’s most ambitious project to date—a subjective history of the past 240 years since America’s founding told through the music of the times. This will be Mac’s first time at OtB.