Each year we produce original, company-generated plays for both families and adults. Using visual, musical and movement narratives, in addition to words, HOBT translates complex issues of mind and society into images that breathe with soul and spirit.
2013-2014 Performance Schedule
Curated by Alison Heimstead
February 28-March 2, 8pm, and
March 7-9, 8pm.
PuppetLab is a bold program that supports emerging puppet artists in their quest to push outwards at the limits of figure theater.
Under the tutelage of Alison Heimstead, four artists will build original puppet shows and premiere them on our main stage in the space of six months. This year’s PuppetLab artists will be Rachel Jendrzejewski and Theo Goodell, Olli Johnson, Margaret Burger, and Seth Eberle. Show dates and times are below.
February 28 – March 2
Echo More Strongly
Theo Goodell and Rachel Jendrzejewski
Echo is lost inside a piano, trying to understand where she ends and the landscape begins. What’s her essence? What’s your essence? Paper puppets, found objects, sound, light, and text branch off from the myth of Echo and Narcissus in Ovid’s Metamorphoses in search of Echo’s source.
Moonstruck: An Improbable Romance
She knows the moon is in love with her. But how does she tell the moon the love is requited? Seek the answer in this imaginarium of winding thoughts, as a love correspondence with the moon unfolds through mechanical pictures, crank-able curiosities, and story boxes.
March 7 – 9
Odyssey: The Soles’ Journey Home
Follow in the footsteps of animated shoes as they leave home and journey to find their way back. Odyssey: The Soles’ Journey Home is a series of stories collected from happenings around Minneapolis/St. Paul and told through multiple forms of puppetry.
When the boy next door is thirsty, Polly busily concocts the perfect drink. Gulp, gulp, gulp. But little does she know that what happens next could yank the shadows right out of this true-life puppet opera!