January is bonus month for the Happy Ending Series! Coming off the hot hot heels of our dynamite January 5th show, we’re rolling out another one on Monday, January 31st, presented by The Villa Gillet as part of their Walls + Bridges Festival. (Read more about the Franco-American ten-day arts and culture extravaganza at wallsandbridges.net, The Villa Gillet’s website and blog.) Our night begins at a later-than-usual 9pm, at where else but Joe’s Pub.  Check out the Facebook event and RSVP here, and for tickets, visit Joe’s online box office, or call 212-967-7555.

The night’s theme, PERSONA, will be conjured, tickled, and performed (not necessarily in that order) by:

Cecile Guilbert!
Cynthia Hopkins!
Sarah Jones!

Click the jump for artist bios.

Cécile Guilbert writes essays, novels and literary criticism. Written with great freedom of tone, her highly personal and polymorphous work surveys the heritage of noted artists and writers. In Sans entraves et sans temps morts (with neither barriers nor time out, 2009), she shares her views on writing in a collection of brilliantly bold, ambitious literary essays. She was awarded the prix Médicis for her essay Warhol spirit (Grasset, 2008).  Her latest book is Animaux & Cie (Grasset, 2010).
A 2010 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the 2007 Alpert Award in Theater, playwright, performer, composer and songwriter Cynthia Hopkins is the definition of postmodern artistry. Her mission is to investigate new forms of theatrical communication which provoke emotion, stimulate the senses, and enliven the mind; obscuring the distinction between edification and entertainment through the creation of works which are as philosophical as they are entertaining, as intellectually challenging as they are viscerally emotional, as deeply comical as they are tragic, and as historically aware as they are immediately engaging. She is the co-founder and artistic director of the ensemble company Accinosco and founder of the band Gloria Deluxe which has produced eight full-length albums and performed at numerous venues in New York and elsewhere.
Sarah Jones is a Tony Award® winning playwright and performer. Her multi-character, one-person show Bridge & Tunnel was originally produced by Meryl Streep and became a critically acclaimed hit on Broadway. Sarah is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, performing internationally as a Spokesperson on Violence Against Children.  Fans of her work range from First Lady Michelle Obama, who invited Sarah to perform at The White House in celebration of Women’s History Month, to the Sesame Street audience that knows Sarah as Ms. Noodle from Elmo’s World. 

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