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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