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O.K. – THE MUSICAL (DUTCH COLONIAL) - 26 MAY/ 27 MAY

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Boekhorststraat 125

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1646 proudly presents a series of performances of O.K. – The Musical (Dutch Colonial), a project by Christopher Kline in collaboration with people from The Hague.

Please note that the performance is 15 minutes long and will repeat at different time slots throughout the afternoon. Reservations are required to ensure a spot. Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time.

Over the course of the month of May, 1646 has been the location of a community theatre in the making. The in-process musical is based around the history and lore of Kinderhook, a small, somewhat obscure town in upstate New York. This iteration of the musical focuses on the Dutch Colonial period in New York and has found its shape in close collaboration with singers, artists, actors, schoolchildren, and people of the community of The Hague and surroundings.

The town of Kinderhook was one of the earliest Dutch settlements in the “New World”, and as such its history, lore, and legends tell a microcosmic version of U.S. and world history replete with the inherent effects of imperialism, war, ethnic cleansing, slavery, and class struggle as well as all of the polarising issues of today. With these bloody and difficult truths ever-present, the musical simultaneously focuses on the human scale, embracing the small triumphs of human imagination and ingenuity, and working to strengthen bonds within existing communities by inviting them together to reinterpret Kinderhook’s history from both outside and within.

For more information see: http://1646.nl/projects/ok-the-musical-dutch-colonial
and: www.okthemusical.com

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