Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Notes on the Classification of Spectral Lines, the Art of Water Writing, and Other Important Ephemera

May 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

NOTES returns to the stage after its Fusebox Premiere!

“Notes is a series of vignettes that weave themselves into something essential and difficult to grasp. It’s about passion and grandeur and hope and connection. Each piece finds its own orbit until finally you get a glimpse beyond to the light of distant stars. It was wonderfully personal in a variety of unexpected ways.” – Aaron Sanders, Fusebox Blogger

Tuesday May 24th 8pm (Industry Night Preview! Tickets start at $5)
Thurs-Saturday May 26, 27, 28 at 8pm
Salvage Vangaurd Theater

Tickets Here:

Notes on the Classification of Spectral Lines, the Art of Water Writing, and Other Important Ephemera is the first collaboration between Rebecca Whitehurst and Stephen Pruitt under the guise of Catastrophe Theory Arts. An assemblage of short vignettes covering a range of topics from baseball signs to the feminist history of astrophysics; the apparent absence of alien life to the sparseness of West Texas radio stations; the deconstruction of the music of Les Miserables to the economic game theory of Schelling’s Focal Points and what they can tell us about decoding secret messages (and meeting strangers).

Notes… is part jigsaw puzzle, part campfire story, part exploration of hidden history, and part ridiculous adventure. Created with all the technical elements exposed on stage, Pruitt and Whitehurst play the parts of performer, designer and stage manager all in the open. They zig-zag between lecture, dance and storytelling, while simultaneously creating an intimate connection with the audience. It is a passionate celebration of science, love, discovery and old Ford trucks. Also, there is red string involved.


May 24, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Rebecca Whitehurst


Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States

EDITOR’S NOTE: Listings on the Austin.com calendar contain user-submitted information. Make sure to double check the date, time, and location of your event!