Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Learn About Stormwater And Life In The Gutter Tonight

Stormwater: Life in the Gutter, written by Stokley Towles will be performed for free at the Northeast branch (6801 35th Avenue NE) of the Seattle Public Library tonight at 6:30pm.

The nearly one-hour piece consists of stories about Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) employees and their work, and gives a gutter's eye-view on those who live in Seattle.

The show is the third in a series of performance pieces Towles has created in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities.

The SPU website says:

Last year, Towles developed Trash Talk, a one-man show on the social life of garbage. In 2009, Towles performed Waterlines as part of our Water Calling series, reflecting SPU's management of the cycle of hydrology from drinking water through drainage. Watch a video of Waterlines.

Stormwater: Life in the Gutter is intended to address environmental stewardship, especially in areas where SPU is concerned.  The piece uncovers the world of urban rainfall and the people who live, work and play in it.

Meet Ellen, a gutter detective, and her "baby in the middle of the city." Meet James who observes floating rivers. Learn about John's trips into the bowels of the city and what he finds there.

The show runs through November 19th at various locations.

(photo courtesy of SPU website)

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