From the mind of self-proclaimed “theatre polluter” One-Handed Witch is a truly enchanting experience with original film, shadow puppets and live music. And now it makes its Chicago premiere, during the season of the witch! A fiery witch loses her hand to an angry mob, tames wild beasts in the forest, and starts hustling small town folk and casinos out of all their money, with just one hand. One-Handed Witch is a silent film of savagery and survival. One-Handed Witch will be screened with a live musical score performed by a band of witches at Links Hall in Chicago. She sold out Oakland, smoked out Los Angeles and shook the New Orleans Giant Puppet Festival like thunder. Chicago, she's coming!
The concept for this experience came after Hiss fell off his bike in the rain and broke his wrist. After an x-ray confirmed his swollen suspicions he started to compose organ music for one hand. One day while playing a Wizard Of Oz slot machine inspiration struck and he wrote the script.
Hailing from Oakland, CA Hiss’ credits include Poison Circus and Circus Screams. His unorthodox score is striking. There are no repeated melodies or motives. Each vignette is a new piece of discordant music utilizing electric organ, toy piano, turntable, even a kitchen sink.
The shadow puppets and film come from filmmakers and shadow artists Rita Deiola and Sara Draghi in Italy. Working with storyboards, sketches, and musical cues, they created the world of the film with light and shadow. One-Handed Witch is all ages.
October 13th, 2023
October 14th, 2023
Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.