Performances are scheduled for Jan. 25, 26 and 27 at College of the Siskiyous in Weed
Local musician Dave Theno and College of the Siskiyous are presenting “The Electromagnetic Soul Vehicle” for one weekend only, Jan. 25, 26 and 27, in the Kenneth Ford Theatre on the COS campus in Weed.
The original musical production is described as a tribute to the Mount Shasta New Age scene, featuring “songs about Lemuria, Telos, and the characters and legends of ancient worlds that form an integral part of local culture.”
“I’ve been a part of this community for twenty years and worked in health food stores and local music venues where you’re surrounded by these great stories,” Theno states in a press release. “This project is my love letter to the local New Age scene, to my community of musicians, and to the music I loved growing up.”
The Soul Vehicle’s songs feature rock instrumentation and many nods to classic 1960s and ’70s pop, while lyrics feature the legends of Lemuria, Telos, and Telosian beings Adama and Rosalia.
Theno is working with friends from local bands Champion Club, The Sundown Poachers, Whiskey Gulch, and The Secret Society Handshake. He is also collaborating with the college’s music and theater departments.
Together they will take audience members to places such as the Underground City and outer space.
“It seemed like the right time to create something positive, a little zany, and also appreciative of the creative spirit of our local scene,” said Theno.
Tickets for the performances are on sale from the Weed Campus Bookstore and the Yreka Campus Business Office. Cost is $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors or $35 for a Family 4-Pack. A processing fee will also be charged.
Tickets can be purchased from the Theater Box Office on the day of each show beginning one hour prior to show time.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27.
For more information, contact the COS Public Relations Office at (530) 938-5373.