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Special Events
01 May 2015

The Wooster Group's Early Shaker Spirituals


The museum invites you to experience the critically acclaimed Wooster Group’s artistic reflection on Shaker music, Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation. Called “austere and profoundly affecting” by Ben Brantley of the New York Times, the production features an outstanding cast, including the Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand.

Join fellow art-lovers for a special performance on May 1 and enjoy an exclusive post-performance discussion with director Kate Valk. Composed of song, spoken word, and dance, Early Shaker Spirituals is based on a 1976 LP of Shaker hymns, marches, anthems, and testimony recorded by Sister R. Mildred Barker and the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

St. Ann’s Warehouse
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn

Limited space available. For tickets, contact Suzanne de Vegh, Director of Public Programs and Audience Engagement, at or 212. 265. 0741.