The Secret Agents have taken control of the city, especially at Divadlo Inspirace each evening.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MISSION:
*SOLD OUT SHOWS!
*A kind review in The Prague Post
*Great people at Fringe Praha
*New friends from all over the world
*Lovely city walks
We leave Prague tomorrow (sadly) for a few days of vacationing in Berlin. Then, we're off to Dresden for some more Poste Restante-ing.
So, how did these crazy kids get to know each other, in the first place?
Lo these many years ago, Bonnie was dancing away, in Boston's very own Snappy Dance Theater. She traveled the country, creating and performing lovely pieces such as... Pants (where she played both parts of a dancing-lesson duet)... Spring Collection (where she was hung from her friend Sean Kilbridge's shoulders, counterbalanced by the lovely Bess Whitesel)... Mirabile Dictu (with company founder Martha Mason) and many, many others.
One day, a lanky Tufts student named Tim Gallagher joined the company.
The two clicked right away, onstage and off. Before long, they were studying partner acrobatics on their own, up in Brattleboro, Vermont, bringing new moves and ideas back to the Snappy fold. For the opening of Lumen, for example [pic below]...I (Secret Agent Informant Dan) really can not do justice to that one with words. If you saw it, you know what I'm talking about. If you didn't, I'll just say that it was *awe* *some*.
Snappy was a great run -- they performed all over the country, traveled to Japan, Russia, Bermuda, and the south of France.
After their Snappy time drew to a close, the two decided that they wanted to keep working together.
And so They Gotta Be Secret Agents was born...
Secret Agent Informant Dan
This all started with the following rehearsal conversation:
Bonnie: In this moment of the dance, I just want to smear my hands all over your face.
Tim: I agree. Maybe you should do the walkover ON my face.
You'll have to come to the show at Charlestown Working Theater to see if the move makes the show...
'lo there, Dan Milstein here---aka Secret Agent Informant Numero Uno, aka founder of Rough & Tumble Theater aka Bonnie's main squeeze.
In anticipation of The Agents rock-star awesome Boston shows, we're starting a series of blog posts with some pics of them in action, from the hither and also from the yon.
Okay, so let's start with this photo:
What is the up with that, you say?
Here's the scoop: once up a time, Bonnie & Tim were invited to join up with Rough & Tumble Theater, to create an original show (which is what Rough & Tumble does). The result was Hinterlands (from which, more pics soon...).
One Jane Marsching, a Boston-based artist, saw the show, and contacted Bonnie and Tim afterwards, to see about working with them on some images she was creating. A long afternoon of shooting + some visionary work by Ms. Marsching, resulted in that pic, which was featured in a show called Arctic Listening Post, at Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art:
Secret Agent Inner Circle Council Member
Also, The Agents got some amazing shots from that afternoon, which she graciously allowed them to use for themselves:
Enjoy, let us know what you think, ask questions in the comments...
-Agent Dan M
Like the callow rays of springtime sun, the Secret Agents emerge from a winter hidden away from public view.
Although they were tucked into blankets of snow and ice, The Agents were not still. They were not silent. Nay, they were plotting treacherous missions that will take them into the darks of Eastern Europe and (hopefully) back to tackle still more cities across the nation. Will they have the stamina to summit this Everestian task?
Is anybody, anywhere, safe from the infectiously fun bravery and charm of They Gotta Be Secret Agents?!
In an effort to stave off the impending doom of almost certainly fatal missions abroad, The Secret Agents are calling for a rally of moral support on their home turf. Like the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 they aim to envelope Boston in their sweet, somewhat nostalgic, stylings.
They want to smack you senseless, leave you jaw-dropped, drooling and craving more…
and Still MORE.
Until the ravenous energy of hundreds of Bostonians catapults The Secret Agents pell mell along their daunting path to world domination!
Have the Secret Agents gone totally mad? We are forced to hearken back to Junior High dioramas. Something tells us that rebels have suffered great defeats against authority in the Bunker Hill neighborhood. Could a mission in Charlestown really give The Agents the momentum they need?
Well, that is entirely up to you. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, raise the rallying cry that will bolster The Secret Agents in their Hometown Mission!
Presented by Charlestown Working Theater
May 6-8, 2010
Shows at 8 pm each evening
Saturday family show at 2 pm
For tickets: cCall 866.811.4111
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The fearless Secret Agents have been selected as part of an elite team to Bring Down Prague Castle!
The biggest ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle dates back to the 9th century. It witnessed the The Second Prague Defenestration in 1618, which triggered the Bohemian Revolution, and it houses the Czech Crown Jewels.
The Secret Agents will infiltrate by posing as Prague Fringe Festival performers and gain access to the castle through its underground theater the Divadlo Inspirace. There they will perform for 9 nights, May 28-June 5, 2010, draw hundreds of unsuspecting comrades to the scene, and inspire a cacophony of applause so uproarious they will Bring Down the House.
Could this possibly be possible? Could such a duo exist? Do the Agents really think they can actually pull this one off?
No strangers to the art of conquest, our intrepid Agents have procured the help of none other than the Jim Henson Foundation. In a surreptitious partnership code named “Grant Money” the Jim Henson Foundation will be providing state of the art assistance to The Agents, who are already scheduling training simulations at theaters in Boston and Philadelphia.
Stay tuned to find out how They Gotta Be Secret Agents fare in their newest Mission.
Bonnie & Tim
We swing from the ceiling, fling each other across stage, and delight in both the impossibly grand and the intensely intimate.