Baby Universe: Award-Winning Puppet Odyssey From Wakka Wakka
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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BABY UNIVERSE was very entertaining and quite poignant. The range of emotions the puppeteers can call forth from puppets is astonishing. I really felt this play. Certainly, I thought about its themes, but the real place this play gets you is in...continued
Written by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock
Presented by Wakka Wakka Productions and Nordland Visual Theatre
Wakka Wakka Productions, a New York City based visual theater company, specializes in highly physical productions that overlap a range of styles — including grotesque, absurd, and clown — and incorporate elements such as puppetry, masks and original music. The company has toured extensively in Scandinavia, China, and the UK and received the 2011 Obie Award Grant for Outstanding Work.
Baby Universe_, Wakka Wakka’s magnetically whimsical puppet odyssey, was developed in association with Nordland Visual Theatre. Located in the arctic fishing community of Stamsund, the company is the leading developer of visual theatre in Norway, facilitating the creation of traditional puppet theater, as well as works that draw from the visual arts, theater, mime, dance and multimedia.