Chester Meeting House , 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT
An Evening of Comedy, Circus, Live Music and Community
Come celebrate creative community, make light of the darkness and support the Sanctuary’s mission to provide open, inclusive space and educational resources for personal transformation, community development, the arts, sustainability and ecological restoration.
This year will feature standup comedian Linda Belt. Based in Connecticut, Linda’s humor touches on the absurdities of modern life and explores marriage, sex, parenting and social mores, and anything else her quick moving wit hits upon. She has performed throughout the US and Canada and has been featured in a number of comedy festivals, including the Hogtown Comedy Festival (Toronto) the Detroit Comedy Festival, the Long Island Comedy Festival, The Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), Laugh Your Asheville Off, Asheville, NC and the Boston Comedy Festival.
Following Linda Belt’s standup routine will be Cirque de Seed, a circus aerials yoga and multi-media performance byOmFLY, a teaching & performance troupe based at the Sanctuary. Part of the nouveau cirque (new circus) movement which strips the genre of old codes, OmFLY emphasizes instead human talents and storytelling, intergenerational learning partnerships and radical inclusiveness. This piece is part of a series of performances which will be held at the Sanctuary land trust this year based on the theme of “seeding the future.”
The evening will also live jazz by the gypsy duo Nuages, dance music by the funk improv ensemble Goat Thunder & DJ Mayonoize, plus great food by Ronen Yur, a silent auction, and great people.
6 PM - Gypsy Jazz by Nuages and silent auction
7 PM - Linda Bet stand-up Comedy
8 PM - Cirque de Seed
9 PM - Goat Thunder & DJ Mayonoize
Proceeds to benefit the Sanctuary land trust and 501(c)(3) community organization.