MARLBORO -- Kingdom County Productions and Marlboro College will present Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra performing "No Place To Go" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at Marlboro College’s Whittemore Theater.
The company where he’s worked for the past 10 years is moving to another planet, and playwright and composer Ethan Lipton doesn’t want to go. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to his company and country, Lipton’s Obie-winning show, "No Place to Go" delivers a hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed. Directed by Leigh Silverman, this production is a Woody Guthrie-meets-Woody Allen chronicle of the last weeks of its hero’s "permanent part-time" job as his company moves to a place very far away: Mars.
Saturday’s performance kicks off the KCP/Marlboro 2013-14 Windham County performance series. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $20 for students and are available at KingdomCounty.org or by calling 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559.
As a playwright, Lipton’s work has been presented in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Edinburgh and Berne. He has received an Obie Award and a Drama-Logue Award, been an O’Neill Conference finalist and a resident playwright at New York Stage & Film. As a performer, he has backed up Laurie Anderson on "The Late Show with David Letterman," and he originated the role of Klipspringer in the Elevator Repair Service production on "Gatz."
Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra has been a band since 2005. The band includes Lipton (vocals), Eben Levy (guitar), Ian M. Riggs (standup bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax). Lipton writes the lyrics and melody, and the quartet arranges the songs together.
EL&hO has released five albums and been named the city’s "Best Lounge Act" by New York Magazine. In 2012, the band won an Obie Award for "No Place to Go," which was produced by the Public Theater at Joe’s Pub.
Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra is produced and presented by Kingdom County Productions, working in association with Marlboro College. For information about the KCP/Marlboro 2013-14 Windham County performance series, contact series producer Jay Craven at firstname.lastname@example.org.