Loudon Wainwright III's 'Surviving Twin'

Loudon Wainwright III's 'Surviving Twin'

Wed 5.16.18

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00 - $64.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

“Surviving Twin,” a bristling, acerbic, ultimately affecting family album of a show…” - New York Times

“Wainwright is unsparing, on himself and the others he references in
this stabbingly funny, deeply moving piece.” - Los Angeles Times

“Extraordinary and wildly original, a hybrid of songs, spoken-word, solo theatre, and home movie footage.” - The Times (London)

Loudon Wainwright III
Loudon Wainwright III
'Surviving Twin' - A solo piece many years in the making, Surviving Twin is what singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright calls a “posthumous
collaboration” with his writer father. Part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show, it is a hybrid theatrical
form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon III, magazine columns written by his late father, Loudon Jr., and
photographs that span four generations of the Wainwright clan. Despite a troubled past in this father-son relationship,
Loudon III has carefully chosen, arranged and rehearsed these pieces, taking the best of his own and linking them with
samples of his father’s best self, then bringing them to a polish with the help of Joseph Haj and Playmakers Rep, and yet as
the evening unfolds one begins to wonder whether this is a tribute or an exorcism.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101