For Agile Rascal's sophomore effort, we picked the state of Montana both because of its stunning landscapes and also because we had been invited to perform at the Whitefish Bicycle retreat. Wanting to bring in some fresh blood, Agile Rascal put out the call across the country to find other like-minded artists and cyclists to join us for our first regional tour.
We spent the first five weeks of our time together in Great Falls, Montana, devising a piece that would ultimately become “We Called it Resonance.” We then spent the next six weeks touring it across 1,200 miles of beautiful Montana landscapes, performing in small towns and somewhat less small cities.
WE CALLED IT RESONANCE
In the summer of 2017, we lived and created for five weeks in Great Falls, Montana, and the play that resulted from our residency blended our diverse creative styles with Montana’s history and the people we met there.
Our original, musical play, We Called it Resonance, takes place in the fictional small town of Resonance, MT, a mining town full of 'resonance,' the raw material extracted from the earth to make sound. The people of Resonance are proud and profuse with their resource, which gives them language and culture, but also causes pain and is easily wasted. When an accident at the mine forces the town’s people to reckon with their dwindling reserves, Junior, an opinionated 7 and ¾ year old and Gordon, their mysteriously mute best friend, decide to save the day.
CAST AND CREW
Sarah Bell - Eileen Buckets/The Bear
Sam Cordes - Gordon
Jaren Feeley - Lemin Squee-Z
Lelia Johnson - Genevieve
Kean Haunt - Glenn/Skip the Miner/The Bird
John Paul Olsen - David Reiner
Jackie Rivera - Junior
Dara Silverman - Mona Boggle
Sarah Bell - Costumes / Prop Design
Jaren Feeley - Composer
TOUR DATES AND VENUES
6/30 Great Falls @ Ursuline Center
7/4 Havre @ Pepin Park
7/11 Lewistown @ Lewistown Public Library
7/15 Billings @ Moss Mansion
7/20 Bozeman @ The Story Mansion Park
7/23 Helena @ M.O.P. Shop
7/28 Missoula @ Free Cycles
8/3 Eureka @ H.A. Brewing Company
8/5 Whitefish @ Whitefish Bike Retreat
8/11 Great Falls @ Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
1,200+ miles biked
42 days on the road
6 regular bikes
2 cargo bikes
1 speaker, 1 saxophone, 1 banjo, 7 buckets, 14 drumsticks carried