Dell'Arte - The Poor of New York

  • Dates: 6/21/2024, 6/22/2024, 6/23/2024, 6/28/2024, 6/29/2024, 6/30/2024, 7/5/2024, 7/6/2024, 7/7/2024
  • Location: Rooney Amphitheater
  • Address: 131 H St.
  • Blue Lake, CA 95525
  • Phone: (707) 668-5663
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $20 - $25
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2024 Baduwa't Festival Mainstage:  The Poor of New York

A Classic American Melodrama Adapted for Our Times

The desperate drives of melodrama run full on into the farce of human comedy, which always seems to be standing right next to us. Power, Corruption and Greed will be wrapped in Dell’Arte’s special brand of physical comedy and imbued with original music played by the amazing band of Marla Joy, Tim Randles, Jeff Kelley, and Mike LaBolle.

A financial crash, a government shutdown, and some people growing rich off others misfortune (sound familiar?) play at the center of the story.  An immigrant family; a whimsical, opportunistic thief; and lots of folks struggling with newfound poverty inform a plot told through the lens of classic melodrama, a powerful theatrical form where good —eventually— wins out.

Directed by Michael Fields with assistance from Tony Fuemmeler and featuring a cast of incredible “Dell’Artians”, THE POOR OF NEW YORK will be performed nightly in Dell’Arte’s amphitheater.

Expect plenty of both laughter and tears as the performers weave these elements into a performance that will resonate in our times. 

Formerly known as the Mad River Festival, the Baduwa’t Festival is a culmination of performing
arts, music, celebration and connectivity, held on the ancestral lands of the Wiyot Tribe. In
Soulatluk, the Wiyot language, Baduwa’t is the word for Mad River. The festival name change
was approved by Wiyot leaders in Spring 2021 and Dell’Arte is honored to support the work of
the Wiyot Tribe to revitalize the language by using the original name of the river for the festival

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