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February 19, 2014 | Theatre,

CHECK OUT THESE FILMS, BOOKS AND MUSIC RELATED TO NO PLACE TO GO!

 

By Katie Williams

FILM/TV

Enlightened (2011)

This HBO series, created by Mike White, is the story of Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern), who, having just returned from a healing center after a mental breakdown at work, temporarily moves in with her mother and returns to her old job. However, she is now assigned to work in the data processing center of her office. In this new position, she discovers cooperate corruption and abuse, which drives her passion to create positive changes in herself and in others.

The Company Men (2010)

Starring Ben Affleck, Kevin Cosner, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones, this film follows the story of Bobby Walker (Affleck) whose company is downsizing. After being fired, his life of country clubs and fancy cars slowly slips away. On the other hand, the CEO of the company sees no problems with the downsizing and is not at all affected or suffering. The film is ultimately about people who take their identity from their jobs and the need to adapt in a constantly changing world.

Office Space (1999)

This is a quirky, cult classic comedy about Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) who hates his job. He works in IT and stares at his desk rather than doing work. When his girlfriend convinces him to go to hypnotherapy, the doctor dies in the middle of the session, leaving Peter relaxed. He is uninhibited, blunt and no longer shy and has a new outlook on life. He plays hooky, gets a promotion, and even causes some trouble he did not expect to spark.

 

 

No Place to Go will play at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Emerson/Paramount Center  from Feb 20-22. For more information and tickets, visit our website here.

 

BOOKS

Generation X – Tales for an Accelerated Culture (1991)

Seen as a modern-day Canterbury Tales, this story follows twenty-somethings Andy, Claire and Dag, who have cast themselves from society in favor of living a life out in the California desert. Their stories of low-paying jobs in the service industry, love, loss, overdosing and trying to find their place in the world rings true to many of those who grew up in the 80’s, as well as the millennial generation.

Seize the Day (2003)

The story revolves around Tommy Wilhem, a failed actor in his 40’s who lives in Manhattan with his estranged father. He wants to help his father in every way, but never can reach success. The action takes place in one single day, and explores the basics of human weakness and failure.

The Ax (1997)

Burke Devore was laid off from his job at a paper company a year and a half ago. The job search as slowed and he has decided to take a new approach in his hunting.  He finds seven men who could possibly take the job he is applying for and kills them. Becoming a serial killer, Devore finds a new side to himself and fits into it all too easily.

 

 

No Place to Go will play at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Emerson/Paramount Center  from Feb 20-22. For more information and tickets, visit our website here.

MUSIC

Honker – Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra (2010)

If you loved the music from No Place to Go, you’ll enjoy Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra’s album Honker. Ethan explores styles such as blues, country, bossa nova, and jazz.

Glad Rag Doll – Diana Krall (2012) 

Diana Krall is a sensational jazz singer. She appeals to people from all over the world with her unique and effortless blending of jazz, rock and roll and soul music. Called “a song and dance record” by Krall herself, the music will take you on a journey back in time to a swinging 1920’s club.

Any Time – Leon Redbone (2001)

A beautiful mix of jazz, folk, and pop, Leon Redbone takes listeners back into the 20’s and 30’s. The small jazz band arrangements make the album feel comfortable and at home.

 

 

No Place to Go will play at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Emerson/Paramount Center  from Feb 20-22. For more information and tickets, visit our website here.

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