Jay Critchley: Martin Savio + Edward Snowden = "Planet Snowvio"

Mario Savio and Edward Snowden walk into an art gallery – and sing “I Got You Babe.” “Planet Snowvio,” which makes its debut in the form of a staged concert-reading with a 10-piece orchestra¬†at UC Berkeley Art Museum, is “a musical pop parody” by multimedia conceptual artist Jay Critchley, from Provincetown Massachusetts. His serendipitous inspiration was Mario Savio (he had just read a biography about the Free Speech activist) and Edward Snowden (he’d been closely following his story), borrowing from both Savio and Snowden’s speeches and writings, interjecting pop songs and with revised lyrics. The staged concert reading of the experimental one-act musical is at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, $10. UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.

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