Double Brew

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28th January 2010
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14th February 2010

double brew

If this is not your first time here, you probably know that this week, The Performance Corporation is heading over the water to work with our DC friends, Solas Nua. This is the fourth time we will be brewing a Theatrical Espresso. Wikipedia informs us that due to its brewing method, an Espresso ‘often has a thicker consistency, a higher concentration of dissolved solids, and crema. As a result of the pressurized brewing process, all of the flavours and chemicals in a typical cup of coffee are very concentrated.‘ Jo, not unlike a skilled barista, will expertly operate the espresso machine and surprise the unsuspecting Washingtonians with a double shot. The pressurised brewing process will happen twice over the course of next week, ensuing a high concentration of artistic solids and crème de la crème performers.

While there is no physiological requirement for an espresso in the human diet, it will stimulate your central nervous system, increase your heart rate and relax air passages. And that can’t be bad! Another, perhaps a tad less desirable, effect is that it will act as a diuretic. Enough metaphors for several blogposts here :-)!

So, if you are or have friends who are in DC, let them know and take part – email or call Solas Nua on 202.315.1317 or follow us on Twitter – @PerformanceCorp or @SolasNuacht.

Time commitment on your part will be minimal and while I cannot reveal the nature of the pieces, I am allowed to mention there are goodies in the bag for all performers! Oh, how I wish I was going, too! On second thoughts, however, in the light of the recent snow storms in DC, I might be at least warmer in Castletown House after all..

Big Thank You must go to Culture Ireland for their support and making these events possible. Also, there are some rock-solid friends of the company coming to DC with us, paying their own way, and joining in the Espressos. It is a great feeling to know that they think so highly of our work to cross the ocean with us! You know who you are and we are grateful for your support!

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