Fri, March 24 2017 · 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In the Heart of the Beast
Featuring Patty Gille and Allison Osberg
Puppet Lab returns for the sixth year of experimental puppet theatre from emerging artists, generously supported by the Jerome Foundation. After an intensive fellowship program that paired each artist with a mentor, these works are ready for the mainstage! Join us for two weekends of radical, genre-bending work! Program directed by Alison Heimstead. Recommended for ages 13+. Tickets: $15.
Friday, March 24 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26 at 2:30pm
In Bipolar Lite, Patty Gille brings her humorous songs to the stage in a colorful variety show format featuring puppets, masks, and slapstick performances. Accompanied by live music, Gille’s original songs are whimsical, goofy, and absurdly funny. Bipolar Lite spins color and texture into a narrative that focuses on Gille as the main performer and reflects her experiences and challenges living a bipolar life. Gille is being mentored by Lelis Brito. Bipolar Lite features music by John Banks, Brian Brugioni, Kelly Waterman, and Olli Johnson and puppeteering by Tara Fahey, Kari Rightfoot, and Amy Taylor.
Mythomania is an original story of one sweet potato digging herself out of a hole—a hole she dug for herself. Through costume and mask puppetry, we delve deep into the post-truth world in which we live, uncovering memory as myth and fact as fiction. Partly autobiographical, partly pseudo-science, Allison Osberg buries gems of genuineness and humor in the little (and big) lies we tell and are told. Osberg is mentored by Emily Zimmer. Mythomania includes performances by Donovan Mountain, Andrew Young and Anna Johnson, with a musical score by Jordan Olsen.
See the Week 1 performances featuring Madeline Helling and Chamindika Wanduragala!
Photos by Bruce Silcox. L-R: Puppets by Patty Gille and Allison Osberg.