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February 2-20th

Showtimes: Tuesday and Saturday, 7pm

at Studio Savec

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STORYTELLING. LIVE.

Sultry. Sassy. Sophisticated.

Debut Prague Fringe 2014; Nominated: Performance Award

Writer Peppur Chambers brings to life 1940’s America with Harlem’s Awakening, following the unsettling journey of eighteen-year-old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. With believable characters such as the conniving Sisters Ruth and Mary, the ruthless Lady Magdalena, and the mysterious Brown Betties, Peppur has created a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets

Cabaret, Interactive, Experiential & Performative

English

Suitable for adults only


Harlem’s Awakening Program

Tuesday, February 2, 19:00 Harlem's Awakening Storytelling Play

In this one-woman show, Peppur Chambers brings the characters of her novella, “Harlem’s Awakening” to life in this engagingly performative “show about a book with a book”. You’ll be transported into 1940’s America where you’ll follow the unsettling journey of eighteen-year-old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. In this live, 60-minute, story-telling experience directed by Nicole Adelman, you’ll enter a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets while watching Harlem fight to get out.

Price: 150czk online/200czk at door

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Tuesday February 2, 20:30 Cabaret Night

Enjoy some sultry sexy 1940s inspired Cabaret. Singers, Dancers, and music to take you back in time!

Harlem’s Awakening Storytelling Play Debut takes place today at 7pm where you see the main character Harlem (played by the writer Peppur Chambers) begin her journey to her life in NYC. Get a glimpse of how the novel continues by meeting Harlem as a Black Betty! Special dance performance by Peppur Chambers!

Free if you have already purchased tickets to Harlem’s Awakening
100czk for everyone else

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Saturday February 6, 12:00 Lady Magdalena Tea Party & Vintage Fashion Show

In the novella, “Harlem’s Awakening”, the fashionable Lady Magdalena serves a special tea laced with opium and arsenic to knock out her newly-kidnapped tenants. We promise you we won’t do that! Instead, we’ll have a sophisticated tea party with biscuits and treats followed by a vintage fashion show.

Come dressed in your favorite vintage and join the catwalk in this fun and sassy afternoon. (Men welcome!)

Price: 200CZK

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Saturday, February 6, 19:00 Harlem's Awakening Storytelling Play

In this one-woman show, Peppur Chambers brings the characters of her novella, “Harlem’s Awakening” to life in this engagingly performative “show about a book with a book”. You’ll be transported into 1940’s America where you’ll follow the unsettling journey of eighteen-year-old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. In this live, 60-minute, story-telling experience directed by Nicole Adelman, you’ll enter a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets while watching Harlem fight to get out.

Price: 150czk online/200czk at door

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Saturday February 6, 20:30 Crooning Karaoke

HOSTED BY The Karaoke Underground!

Come see Harlem’s Awakening on February 2nd and then stay afterwards to take your chance crooning to everything from Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra to Billy Idol and Nancy Sinatra!

Free if you attend the Harlem’s Awakening Storytelling Play at 7pm and stay for Karaoke.
50czk for everyone else

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Tuesday, February 9, 19:00 Harlem's Awakening Storytelling Play

In this one-woman show, Peppur Chambers brings the characters of her novella, “Harlem’s Awakening” to life in this engagingly performative “show about a book with a book”. You’ll be transported into 1940’s America where you’ll follow the unsettling journey of eighteen-year-old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. In this live, 60-minute, story-telling experience directed by Nicole Adelman, you’ll enter a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets while watching Harlem fight to get out.

Price: 150czk online/200czk at door

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Saturday, February 13, 19:00 Harlem's Awakening Storytelling Play

In this one-woman show, Peppur Chambers brings the characters of her novella, “Harlem’s Awakening” to life in this engagingly performative “show about a book with a book”. You’ll be transported into 1940’s America where you’ll follow the unsettling journey of eighteen-year-old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. In this live, 60-minute, story-telling experience directed by Nicole Adelman, you’ll enter a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets while watching Harlem fight to get out.

Price: 150czk online/200czk at door

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Saturday February 13, 20:30 Swipe Right: T-party

Tired of swiping left? Us, too. Let’s go back to a simpler time when single people would meet and talk and flirt over drinks and conversation face to face!

Picture it now: a soiree and only thing you have to do is invite at least two people from Tinder, but only if you’ve already swiped them right. Some may call us superficial but hey, we’ll take it; it is Tinder, after all.

So look good or go home and be sure to leave your awkward tinder lines on your phones, ‘cause this is the real deal.

Entrance fee: bring your gorgeous selves and a bottle of your favorite liquor.

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Tuesday, February 16, 19:00 Harlem's Awakening Storytelling Play

In this one-woman show, Peppur Chambers brings the characters of her novella, “Harlem’s Awakening” to life in this engagingly performative “show about a book with a book”. You’ll be transported into 1940’s America where you’ll follow the unsettling journey of eighteen-year-old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. In this live, 60-minute, story-telling experience directed by Nicole Adelman, you’ll enter a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets while watching Harlem fight to get out.

Price: 150czk online/200czk at door

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Wednesday February 17, 19:30 Be Your Own Bettie

In a night infused with champagne and light fare, get ready to explore and enhance your personal sizzle through sultry burlesque-oriented dance, empowerment exercises and sisterly bonding….in an intimate, encouraging and friendly environment! Taught by Peppur Chambers, who is the creator of the LA-based Brown Betties performers; a former Chicago Bulls dancer; a published author and is affectionately known as The Hot One, this workshop will leave you feeling positively delightful.

What to wear: Dance, athletic clothing (leggings, tank top, corset, etc) that makes you feel sassy

What to bring:  Stilettos or heels, Feather boa if you have one! Notebook or journal, Your sultry self

What to expect: We’ll focus on tapping into your sensuality and your power as a woman. You can expect some dance/movement instruction; writing and group exercises, and some wonderful exploratory moments.

Each BYOB is tailored to the participants, so each workshop is also a little different.
Questions? Email peppur@brownbetties.com

Price: 350czk

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Saturday, February 20, 19:00 Harlem's Awakening Storytelling Play

In this one-woman show, Peppur Chambers brings the characters of her novella, “Harlem’s Awakening” to life in this engagingly performative “show about a book with a book”. You’ll be transported into 1940’s America where you’ll follow the unsettling journey of eighteen-year-old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. In this live, 60-minute, story-telling experience directed by Nicole Adelman, you’ll enter a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets while watching Harlem fight to get out.

Price: 150czk online/200czk at door

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Saturday February 20, 20:00 Catnip Closing Night Party
CATNIP (Contemporary American Theater Now In Prague) is a new theater company created by collaborators Peppur Chambers and Nicole Adelman, in association with Chris Westergaard and The Language House TEFL. Harlem’s Awakening is the inaugural production of their season. Please join us in celebrating the success of Harlem’s Awakening, meet the cast and crew, and learn more about CATNIP’s future productions!

Free!

“Author Peppur Chambers brings to life 1940’s America with her debut novel, Harlem’s Awakening, following the unsettling journey of eighteen-year old Harlem Markeson as she desperately tries to reinvent herself in New York. With believable characters such as the conniving Sisters Ruth and Mary, the ruthless Lady Magdalena, and the mysterious Brown Betties, Peppur has created a seedy underworld where each character fights to unburden their deepest secrets. Harlem’s Awakening marks a strong debut and an irresistible read.”

(Lilliam Rivera, editor)

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Sold out!

… but feel free to join the Catnip Closing Night Party (Feb 20th, 8 pm) to see the cabaret dance!

Also you can share your e-mail via the contact form below (please add a short note) or at ahoj@studiosavec.cz to know about future perfomances.

Become a part

Do you have vintage clothing? Sing the Blues? Dance Burlesque? If there’s anything 1940s related that you’d like to do to promote your business, contact us to be a part of the production! We are booking various performances during the three weeks of Harlem’s Awakening so you can take advantage of our beautiful 1940s theme space and our marketing of the “Harlem’s Awakening” show.

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