Ossman celebrates Langley’s rabbits in first installment of cabaret series

David Ossman, poet, performer and founding member of The Firesign Theater, will be hosting the first of a series of monthly Friday-evening cabaret at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. March 20 at the Ott and Murphy Wine Tasting Room located on First Street in Langley.

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00pm
  • Life

David Ossman, poet, performer and founding member of The Firesign Theater, will be hosting the first of a series of monthly Friday-evening cabaret at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. March 20 at the Ott and Murphy Wine Tasting Room located on First Street in Langley, according to a recent news release.

The initial show is entitled “Hare-Raising! A Celebration of the Rabbits of Langley.”

The release states that the show will include piano by Robert Marsanyi, performances by Beverly Graham, Max Cole Takanikos and David Ossman and readings from Potter, Milne, Carroll and other “delightful hop-ins from warrens near and far.”

Tickets cost $10.

Reservations may be made by calling 360-221-7131.

“We hope to set a new standard for intimate, engaging entertainment which is at the heart of all good cabaret — whether in Paris, France or Langley. Cabaret is a shared magical moment among friends and wayfarers,” said Ossman, according to the release. “We look forward to welcoming guests from afar or old friends down the street to join us in an evening of musical and literary amusements.”

The schedule for April, May and June includes a “Cabaret Erotique” on April 17, a celebration of poetry month with readings from writers such as e.e. cummings, Erica Jong, Mina Loy and others, as well as cello music by Siri Bardarson. “Greenwich Village, 1961,” a day-long celebration of Bob Dylan’s birthday, will take place on Friday, May 1. This show will include folk singers, beat poets, “authentic imposters and true hipsters.” Costumes are encouraged. “Stories from the Otherworld” will take place on June 26 and will be a celebration of summer with Celtic song, dance and stories for all ages.

Ossman is best known for his comedy writing, Grammy-nominated recordings and performances with The Firesign Theater. He is also a published poet with a new forthcoming book and a collage artist, according to the release.

The release states that he may be seen on Whidbey TV where he co-hosts “The Cook and the Comic” with Gordon Stewart. He is also the host of the local community events spotlight, “Life’s Better Here.”

 

More in Life

Mucking about for clams

‘Digging for Dinner’ a popular Sound Water activity

Scorch is a play about gender identification showing at Outcast’s black box theater on the Island County fairgrounds June 13-17. It’s a one-person play, performed by Carmen Berkeley. Director and co-producer Ty Molbak went to middle school in Langley was was active in Whidbey Children’s Theater. Both will be seniors at Rutgers University in the fall. One scene in the play “Scorch” portrays the main character looking into mirrors and wondering what others see.
‘Scorch’ looks at first love and ‘gender fraud’

Irish play revolves around one character’s confusion

Whidbey Island Garden Tour highlights five homes

Tickets still available for Saturday event

Jordan Shelley, 18, stands outside his home in Greenbank. He recently received the Sydney S. McIntyre Jr Scholarship from Skagit Valley College to go toward his tuition at the University of Washington. Shelley will pursue his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
SVC grad earns full 2-year scholarship to UW

A lot has changed since Jordan Shelley was 7 years old and… Continue reading

Couple creates Whidbey’s first commercial cidery

Driftwood Hard Cider taps into growing market

‘Slowgirl’ explores the human condition in intimate setting

Even with significant professional credentials, the latest offering from Whidbey’s Outcast Theatre… Continue reading

Homegrown ‘Frijole Friday’

Fundraiser features student crops, cooking

Scott Swenson, a National Park Service carpenter, puts the final pieces in on a ramp on the newly restored Pratt Sheep Barn. The 1930s barn will serve as a classroom one it officially opens in July. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group
Historic sheep barn repurposed

Tucked away on the Pratt Loop Trail, a formerly dilapidated 1930s sheep… Continue reading

‘Art with a Message’

Students worldview a kaleidoscope of visions

Hometown Hero: Lewis Pope

Once every year a South Whidbey senior is chosen by the South… Continue reading

Shhh…it’s a surprise party for old-timer Bill Lanning

Friends, customers invited to celebrate former owner of Bill’s Feed Tack

New look for familiar frozen treat

Whidbey Island Ice Cream gets a modern makeover