Remember when we were kids and we would make forts out of almost anything? We made refrigerator box forts, couch cushion forts, and sheet forts. That was fun.
This weekend, Artist’s Laboratory Theatre will be helping folks relive some of that childhood nostalgia.
The theatre organization will present two nights of Show and Tell: A Sheet Fort Experenice, at 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 9 at Matt Miller Studios (21 W. Mountain, next to Jammin Java).
ALT will convert the studio space into a giant sheet fort, and bring attendees inside for a show-and-tell multimedia performance featuring found items from Craigslist ads, love letters, and to-do-lists.
Here’s a description from ALT’s Facebook event:
The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre invites you back to another Sheet Fort Experience! The company will build a giant fort made out of sheets (like the one you made as a kid!) and will bring the audiences inside it to present “Show and Tell, “ a multimedia performance inspired by the classroom event of the same name from our school days. The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre wants to show you what they have found!
Compiled from found sources, such as Craigslist ads, love letters and lists—the show will pay tribute to the stories of the anonymous people who left their legacy in forms both ephemeral and cyber. Whether it is in the form of an insightful to-do list on a post-it note or online personal ads, home movies or street art, the show will consist of “found” items which resonate with humor and poignancy. In addition to “found” and anonymous items, the company will present podcasts and videos they feel just have to be shared because of how cool they find them to be.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door the night of the show (cash only). They can also be reserved at artlabtheatre.com