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Sweet People Productions & the State Theatre present
with Max Gomez
June 8 at 8:00pm
American Kid, Patty Griffin’s seventh album, is her first album of mainly new material since Children Running Through in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church (2010), her version of classic gospel (though it featured three original songs). She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music.
American Kid, much of which Griffin says “was written to honor my father,” returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Yet Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.
Tickets: $50 Orchestra, $45 First Balcony, $40 Second Balcony
By Noel Coward • Directed by Michael Jinbo
May 31, June 1, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
June 2, 9 at 2:00pm
A smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stage, the ingenious plot tells how novelist Charles Condomine invites Madame Arcati, an eccentric medium, into his placid country home in order to learn the language of the occult for his new novel. A séance staged by the medium summons back the ghost of Charles’ first wife Elvira, whom only he can see. How Charles tries to extricate himself from being caught between two wives, one living and the other a “blithe spirit,” makes for a hilarious farce.
Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors and Youth
Opening Night Special: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Youth