With more than 700 local sites in 70 countries, and more than 20 billion page views and 50 million new ads posted monthly, Craigslist has become a treasured online place where anyone can share their needs, wants, and offerings.
This online phenomenon has been turned into a play, Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craiglist Cantata, to be presented at The ACT on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Do You Want What I Have Got? is an 80-minute song cycle of quick-witted and heartfelt spoken text and song.
Personal ads, set to music, with irregular hats for cats, mounted lobsters, auto-graphed copies of the Bible: this new work from composer Veda Hille and Bill Richardson, both based in Vancouver, explores what humanity has to offer and turns it into comic musical fare.
Hille describes Craiglist as "the mass of humanity pressed against the glass," offering a forum that is simultaneously anonymous and incredibly public.
Who wouldn't want a broken time machine, for free? Come and take a look at the vagaries and intimacies of the Internet.
The musical features the songs 300 Stuffed Penguins, Chilli Eating Buddy, Decapitated Dolls, and more.
Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata takes place Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at The ACT. Tickets are on sale at The ACT Ticket Centre, by calling 604-476-2787 or by going to www. theactmapleridge.org