Saturday, August 26 • 11:30pm - Sunday, August 27 •12:45am
Willi Carlisle performs "There Ain't No More: A One-Man Folk Operetta"

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“There Ain’t No More!” is an award-winning tour-de-folk operetta based on legends of American folk music.

During his last performance, a dying folksinger faces the life he has led, the legacy he will leave behind, and death itself with five instruments, square-dance calls, and enough dirty jokes to make a beaver blush. The medication-addled musician relives lost love, his experience of the Vietnam War, years of political activism, and adventures into the American wilderness in this haunting, heartfelt hootenanny. The Orlando weekly describes it as “A poetic celebration of America's original art form that is simultaneously ancient and avant-garde.”

There Ain’t No More! addresses the faded and sometimes troubling legacy of American folk culture. Developed in a collaboration with “Ozark renaissance folklorist” Willi Carlisle and director Joseph Fletcher, the play is the product of five years of research, down-home poetry, field recordings, music-mentorship, and folklore amidst the misty mountains of the Arkansas Ozarks. Winner 2017 Orlando Fringe “Best Show of the Fringe” and “Patrons Pick”.


Written and Performed by Willi Carlisle

Directed and Designed by Joseph Fletcher

Mask Design by Octavio Logo

Photography/Graphic Design by Randy Franco

Produced and developed in partnership by Willi Carlisle and Joseph Fletcher

Saturday August 26, 2017 11:30pm - Sunday August 27, 2017 12:45am
Stage 18 18 E. Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Attendees (9)