SITI Company: Café Variations September 20-21 at the Clarice Smith Center

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Innovative contemporary company explores love’s nuances through dance, theatre and Gershwin tunes on September 20-21 at the Clarice Smith Center


CONTACT: Missy McTamney
(301) 405-8102

August 25, 2012 – College Park, MD – Through dance, music and text, SITI Company weaves longing, lust, lost love, found love and budding romantic adventure in its Café Variations, September 20-21 at 8:00 p.m. in the Center’s intimate Kogod Theatre. Based on short plays by Charles Mee, this new work takes place in a lively café and features both charming and philosophical stories set to Gershwin songs from the Great American Songbook— familiar tunes that evoke a time, place and way of life. As the Boston Globe described it, Café Variations is “unabashedly romantic … a series of vivid and visceral explorations of life, love and identity [that] cast Gershwin classics in a new light.” Each story stands on its own and, together, the stories create a rich narrative that celebrates the possibilities of life fully and fearlessly embraced.

About SITI Company

Founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki, SITI Company is an ensemble-based theatre company that redefines and revitalizes contemporary theatre in the United States. The company focuses on three ongoing components: the creation of new work, the training of young theatre artists, and a commitment to international collaboration. According to its mission statement, “SITI Company is committed to providing a gymnasium-for-the-soul where the interaction of art, artists, audiences and ideas inspire the possibility for change, optimism and hope.”

SITI Company most recently appeared at the Clarice Smith Center in Radio MacBeth during the 2010-2011 season.


More information can be found on our web site. Tickets for this performance are $40/$10 (Students/Youth), and can be purchased on our website or by calling (301) 405-ARTS (2787).


Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more about the Clarice Smith Center's donor support.