in the lounge
The Bengsons, Northeast Northwest
4811 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR, 97215
This event is 21 and over
"Not only a tremendous musical talent, but also a raw honesty and sincere
The New York Times
"Beautiful and artful."
"Inspired... worthy of Bob Fosse's Cabaret work, as funny as it is horrifying."
"There's no show quite like it... on any stage anywhere. There's just no easy way to describe the experience... It's odd and raw, by turns challenging and accessible, touching and frothy. It's a little bit of everything, and it's also unlike anything you've seen and heard before." CRITICS PICK
"Friendly, fresh-faced and downright enchanting... audiences are bound to sit up and
Addison Independent (Middlebury, VT)
"A rare and compelling talent."
Rachel Chanoff, Artistic Director of Celebrate Brooklyn and MASS MoCA
"Tremendous vocals and a range of stunning and diverse musical stylings... Would bring
tears to even Charles Manson's eyes."
Brandon Lucy Campos, My Feet Only Walk Forward
The Bengsons are the best in vaudevillian indie folk and rising stars in the NYC experimental music and theater community. They have performed their original shows, performances pieces and original musicals, Ain't That Good News and The Magic Show: The Story of the Barefoot Angels, across the country and around the world.
They have appeared to acclaim at such venues as Culture Project's Women Center Stage (NYC), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), terraNOVA Collective's soloNOVA Arts Festival at The Daryl Roth Theater (NYC), La MaMa E.T.C. (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), BRIClab (Brooklyn, NY), The Flynn (Burlington, VT), Town Hall Theater (Middlebury, VT), The Thacher School (Ojai, CA), the Tijuana Christian Orphanage (Tijuana, Mexico) and the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa).
The Bengsons are also activists and teachers, who have taught students in NYC's public schools and Cambodian immigrants in Massachusetts, as well as internationally, including at the Market Theater Lab of Johannesburg, ZA, the Tijuana Christian Orphanage of Tijuana, Mexico, and ASAPROSA, in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
For video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30plwGHy7Xo
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