- Sep 30 2023
- 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man
Join Clear Creek Creative for the Pittsburgh premiere of Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man.
Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man is an environmental, cultural, and spiritual parable derived from living in the foothills of Appalachia, one man among many seeking to make sense of the time, place, and condition in which we live. In the story, Ezell’s choices, traumas, and ancestors intersect with themes of domination and resilience as he seeks to take advantage of an anticipated fracking boom and the opportunity to reconnect with the people and land of his raising.
The performance of Ezell is surrounded by an immersive experience that calls to our collective desire for connection and belonging, that reveres nature and binds us intimately within its embrace, that invokes the resilience, love, and lessons of our ancestors and generations yet to come.
Here’s what to expect when you arrive on site at Tree Pittsburgh:
Act 1: The Welcome. Orient to the experience and site, connect with your journey guide, and enjoy a tasty treat & drink if you’d like.
Act 2. The Journey. Make a contemplative trek with guide & group to the performance site amidst woodland art & music.*
Act 3. The Story. Witness Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man performed outdoors alongside the Allegheny River.
Act 4. The Reflection. Engage with your guide, the land, and one another to reflect on the themes of Ezell as you return from the performance site for the final act.*
Act 5. The Celebration. Enjoy live music and a farm-fresh, family-style meal inspired by the season.*
Please see the ticketing page for more information on the event and accessibility accommodations.