"Goodnight, Absalom!"

September 2021 in the Great Lakes!

"And woe upon the people of Absalom, for on that same Sunday morning that Don Carlos rode into town, so too arrived Don Enrique de Espada, Il Lupo Bianco, the infamous Baron of Bones up and down the Wide Western Frontier..."

In the sin-ridden town of Absalom, two demonic robber barons play a very strange game of chess for very high stakes. Packed with physical antics, song, dance, a live Spaghetti Western band, and a barrage of Faulkner references; "Goodnight, Absalom!" examines the big business of cultural polarization in America with a uniquely dark wit. 

"Goodnight, Absalom!" was safely created and filmed by a twelve-person cast at the Lookout Arts Quarry in August of 2020. Partly made possible by a generous donation from ArtsWA and Allied Arts of Whatcom County.

The show will be touring through Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, and Duluth in September 2021. 


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Jimmy Austin

Jimmy. Legend of the Lips. This man can make sing anything brass—he’ll blow your mind along with the trombone. A wizard who brings to life the full range of soaring trumpets and nuances of the ‘bone both rich and raunchy, Jimmy is pure gold as a brass master. In between songs, he’ll braid challah, and answer various questions with joyful riddles of his own. A spirit bright and chill, he plays and teaches music to keep the roof over his head—lucky indeed are those quaking rafters.