A Puppeteer's Tale of Lost Love: Extraordinary Extremities
COMP - $22.50*
Part one-man show, part puppet theater and part musical performance, Extraordinary Extremities is a touching story of lost love that combines myth and fairy tale with real life. Designed and performed by Carlo Adinolfi, Extraordinary Extremities was inspired by an NPR story about biomedical engineer Hugh Herr, who created technologically advanced artificial limbs after losing his legs in a terrible climbing accident. Adinolfi portrays the puppeteer Geppetto, who has recently lost his wife and performance partner and must perform their signature piece, based on the myth of Perseus and Andromeda, alone for the first time. In his efforts to rework the piece to be performed alone, Geppetto must invent new scripts and ideas and eventually, new limbs. Lewis Flinn's hauntingly beautiful score, performed live, highlights the mythical proportions of Geppetto's transformation from one half of a duo to a solo performer.
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The last date listed for Extraordinary Extremities was Saturday May 31, 2014 / 7:00pm.
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About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo PlayhouseUnder the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.
The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.
15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included "Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, known as "The night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.
The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.