Beginning October 15, critically acclaimed theater troupe PigPen Theatre Co. will celebrate its move to New York City and re-release of the debut album Bremen with a series of concerts at Joe's Pub. In anticipation of the album's re-release, PigPen in partnership with Buffalo Picture House premiered an animated trailer featuring the title track: http://bit.ly/NOsjc6.
The only company to win top honors at the New York International Fringe Festival two years in a row, PigPen's musical pursuits are a natural outgrowth of their works for the stage. Bremen is a collection of original indie-folk compositions first released to friends and supporters of the company in April 2012. All 11 tracks bear the company's trademark storytelling voice and instrumentations by each of the group's seven members. Many of the songs on Bremen have been featured in PigPen's plays, though they are filled out and fully realized on the album in ways they could not be heard on stage.
PigPen's seven members met as students at Carnegie Mellon University and officially formed the company in 2008. The company first professionally performed original work at a community theater in Chicago, and since have gone on to perform at New York's famous Barrow Street Theatre, the Boston Center for the Arts and The Irondale Center in Brooklyn. PigPen has sold out theaters nationwide with its shows The Nightmare Story and The Mountain Song and made best-of lists on The Huffington Post and Time Out New York.
For tickets or more information, visit joespub.com.