Once & Future

Charlotte Ashley – Book seller, collector, writer, editor, historian

November 15, 2016

Distant Skies – Tomorrow @ 7:30pm!

Well, what do you think? Do I look like I’m from the 25th century? My partner says I look like I’m from the ’70s, which by today’s very low standards, is pretty much the future. I am from the retro-future. The future that should have been.

Tomorrow is the big show. At 7:30pm, I will take to the stage with the Junction Trio and we will mount the first-ever performance of Distant Skies. 

Okay, Charlotte. We’ve heard you talk about this show, like, constantly for the last two months. What on Earth is Distant Skies?

Distant Skies is my latest short story. It is also a chamber music concert, a collaborative dramatic performance, and a spectacle.

Through music and words, we will tell the story of Aerobelle, a community on the brink of change. Though Aerobelle’s citizens are bound to her ancient towers by body promises – genetic, heritable contracts – they are about to discover older, even stronger promises their bodies have made. This is a story of love and loyalty, the familiar and the unknown, trust and resistance.

As I tell the story, the Junction Trio and two guest theremin players will present complimentary music, including works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Hayden, and a new work by Ivana Popovic. One part reading and two parts performance, Distant Skies is something else.

I’m nervous excited as hell about this! I hope you’ll come see one of our performances. You can get more details at the Facebook event here, or just come out on a whim. Wish us luck!

5 thoughts on “Distant Skies – Tomorrow @ 7:30pm!”

  1. Steve says:

    Good luck Charlotte. That poster is awesome. 😉

    1. Charlotte says:

      Whoever made this poster is obviously IMMENSELY TALENTED and worked WAY harder than they should have, and is owed a LOT OF BEER. 😀

  2. N. E. White says:

    Best of luck, Charlotte! I think it is amazing what you are doing and I’m sure it will be a blast. Remember to enjoy it! 😀

  3. Break a l– ight barrier!

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