Starting Date: 01-11-2004
Starting Time: 3:30pm
Community Church Of New York
40 E 35th Street At Madison
New York, New York 10016
917-825-3562For Immediate Release
press contact: Michael O'Neil
917 825 3562 / firstname.lastname@example.org
"GEORGE BUSH DOES NOT RETURN TO GROUND ZERO"
REVEREND BILLY AND THE STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR
Sunday, January 11TH, 3:30 PM
Community Church of New York, 40 E 35th Street at Madison
Free at the door, We pass the plate for expenses
TRAINS: 6 to 33rd, BDFR to 34th
The anti-consumerist Church of Stop Shopping kicks off the election year with a funeral for fear. Reverend Billy confronts the sentimental patriotism of the Bush thugs and reclaims Ground Zero as a locus of peace and possibility.
The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, 25 voices strong, joyously celebrates
Reverend Billy is the creation of Obie award winner artist Bill Talen. The Church of Stop Shopping is an interactive play directed by Savitri Durkee, musical director Benny Key, conductor James Solomon Benn. Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir were invited
performers at The Burning Man Festival and can be seen regularly at their home stage in New York, St Mark's Church.
This show is the first installment in a national tour that will include the New Hampshire Primary, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oregon, and
California, and international appearances in Berlin, London, and
Barcelona. Bill Talen's book "What Should I do if Reverend Billy is in
My Store" was recently published by The New Press. Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping have been the subject of numerous American and European documentaries. Tomato Records will release a CD of their work in Spring, 2004.
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