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Eleusyve Productions announces...
Category: Pagan Music/Art
What to Bring: advanced purchased tickets will be at will call.
Price/Donation: $15.00 advanced, $20.00 at door
Acct. Id: 392876
Event Id: 82272
Rite of Sol, a rock opera
When: Nov. 9th. 2012
Where: Seattle, Washington
Rite of Sol, a rock opera
Event Details: Eleusyve Productions is proud to announce the fourth in its series of rock operas, based upon the seven Rites of Eleusis written by Aleister Crowley, the most important figure in the Western Occult Revival over the last 100 years. Eleusyve Productions is a theater group of actors, dancers and musicians based in Seattle, Washington, whose primary current purpose is the presentation of the seven plays comprising Aleister Crowley’s Rites of Eleusis (originally presented as a series in London in 1910) as modern musical theater pieces, using music, light, dance and drama to enhance the poetry and symmetry of the original works.
Aleister Crowley drew upon his deep knowledge of classical Greek arts and culture to produce these seven works (each centered upon one of the seven planets of antiquity) and intended them as a vehicle to entertain, instruct and to generate interest in the A∴A∴, his magickal teaching order. More than a century later, interest in Crowley’s occult knowledge and methods continues to grow, and the renewal of the Rites of Eleusis; their reworking in a modern rock opera format, staging and release on DVD and soundtrack CDs; has successfully brought these entertaining occult works into the 21st century.
Story synopsis: The Rite of Sol: a scene of post-conflict bliss is emerging following The Rite of Mars; a proud but precarious Utopia. Like a shadow cast by the brilliance of the Sun, however, something unseen moves beneath the glittering façade, haunting the devotees of the silent, ever-shining God.
Once again, the Rite of Sol features an outstanding cast of Seattle performers and musicians, with music composed by Jon Sewell and Melissa Holm. More information about all the completed Rites of Eleusis, with audio and video samples and ordering information for available products can be found at the Eleusyve Productions website. We are very excited to present The Rite of Sol, a culmination of several years work, and the latest in an outstanding series.
“A well-crafted and evocative work. These talented musicians and singers take us on a musical journey well-suited to the underlying story created by Aleister Crowley. With elements of progressive rock, world music, and much more, The Rite of Sol inspires and intrigues the listener at every turn. Recommended!” –David Shoemaker, Chancellor of the College of Thelema of Northern California
Event Location: 1634 11th Avenue in Seattle
Event TIME Details: seating at 6:45, performance at 7:00 p.m.
Directions: Richard Hugo House, Capitol Hill, Seattle
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