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

  • Wed Mar 18th, 2015 3:00am
  • 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.”