THE IRON HEEL THEATRE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: THE IRON HEEL, BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JACK LONDON, 6 P.M. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 AT THE BERKELEY CITY CLUB HOTEL, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 15, 2014

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THE IRON HEEL THEATRE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:  THE IRON HEEL, BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JACK LONDON, 6 P.M. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 AT THE BERKELEY CITY CLUB HOTEL, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA.

The Iron Heel Theatre Collective presents THE IRON HEEL. Based on the novel of the same title by Jack London, it is a dramatic, Readers Theater production featuring mask/puppetry performance, giant hand-painted cantastoria illustrations of the story, and live music.

Originally published in 1908, Jack London’s novel THE IRON HEEL is a dystopian science fiction novel that predicted the First World War, the rise of fascism, authoritarianism, and its brutal suppression of movements for change.  The message is a timely warning in this era of corporate domination of the political process.

Commissioned for its premier in Ankara, Turkey at the 8th Annual Ankara ETHOS International Theater Festival, THE IRON HEEL features artistic cantastoria illustrations of scenes such as, ‘Workers’ Conditions,’ ‘Ernest Confronts the 1%,’ ‘The General Strike,’ ‘The Rise of The Iron Heel,’ ‘The Battle of Chicago,’ and ‘The Brotherhood of Man.’

The October 31production features Jack London’s great granddaughter, Tarnel Abbott, as the socialite-turned-revolutionary, Avis Everhard, and Jack London’s great-great grandson, Devin O’Keefe as the anti-capitalist organizer, Ernest Everhard.  Also featuring Artistic Director Regina Gilligan, Mask/puppet Director David Solnit, and guest musician Andres Soto on saxophone.  Alicia Littletree Bales will be the Director of the Readers Theater, the cast and crew will include Julie Searle, Amanda Bellerby and Liz Watts.  This unique production will be held Friday, October 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the ballroom of the beautiful Berkeley City Club Hotel, designed by arts and crafts architect, Julia Morgan.  The Berkeley City Club is located at 2315 Durant Ave. between Shattuck and Telegraph Avenues.  Parking is difficult but it is a short walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

The members of the Iron Heel Theatre Collective, Tarnel Abbott, Regina Gilligan, Devin O’Keefe, David Solnit, and the cast and crew of this production request a donation of  $10.00 to $20.00, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Any proceeds beyond expenses of the production will be donated to Richmond Progressive Alliance (RichmondProgressiveAlliance.net) and the Sunflower Alliance  (sunflower-alliance.net) in their fight for our climate, for the health and safety of East Bay communities threatened by big oil, and the building of a sustainable economy.  Order tickets here: http://ironheel.brownpapertickets.com     ####