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Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014, 7:00PM
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, 7:00PM

Lava Fossil

First Person Arts

DATES Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13
TIMES Doors at 6PM, Shows at 7PM both nights
LOCATION Christ Church Neighborhood House
COST $22 ($17.60 for FPA members)

Created and Performed by Beth Nixon of Ramshackle Enterprises
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Where is “gone”, anyway? Interdisciplinary artist and performer, Beth Nixon navigates the loss of her father, the dinosaurs, an Italian hoagie, and her dentist in this whimsical one-person show. Nine “suitcases theaters” open to reveal volcanic eruptions, eel grass beds, and scientific charts to aid in this imaginative investigation of death and what's left behind. You’ve never had this much fun mourning everything humankind has ever lost.


Photo credit: Erin X. Smithers.

Special thanks to Knight Foundation and Leeway Foundation.

About Beth Nixon

Beth Nixon is the human behind many Ramshackle Enterprises. She creates puppet shows, piñatas, parades, pageants, clown acts, suitcase theaters, illustrations, masks, magical lands and other spectaculah- on her own, and in collaboration with other humans of all ages, abilities and persuasions. Mostly she uses cardboard, science, and the imagination. Her performances and installations occur in galleries, garages, street corners and stages. She has been an artist-in-residence at museums, libraries, schools, senior centers, and at addiction recovery and mental health programs. Beth has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She was awarded a 2010 Leeway Transformation Award for her art and social change work. After 12 years in Philly, Beth and her family moved to Providence, unable to resist the pull back to Beth’s RI homeland. Beth believes in the power of bike helmets, cornstarch, tide pools, emancipatory pedagogy, utopian performatives, and snacks. She builds portals and gives guided tours to places that don't yet exist. Please visit


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