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The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories

Jul 28 Through Jul 31 | Thu |
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Performances take place at Manhattan West:

JULY 28 – 31 & AUGUST 3-7

Shows start on the hour, from 3-6pm (four shows daily) Commissioned by Arts Brookfield, THE PUPPET CYCLE: Small World Stories is the latest from Phantom Limb Company, the New York City-based partnership known for its distinctive storytelling, social engagement, and sophisticated visual style. Guaranteed to transport and delight, these roving puppet performances feature a team of puppets and puppeteers who will bring to life two original short plays by Dipika Guha and Jen Silverman, as well as a musical number. This family-friendly bill of marionette plays will be performed on a solar powered movable stage—a specially adapted cargo bike—that will tour selected locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. THE PUPPET CYCLE series features artist-created puppets and a team of renowned puppeteers Rowan Magee, Leah Ogawa, and Erik Sanko. All performances are free, open to the public, and perfect for any age!

As in all of Phantom Limb’s productions, THE PUPPET CYCLE brings an environmental focus to bear, but in a departure from the scale of more recent work (such as the critically acclaimed Environmental Trilogy), the feeling strived for in these performances is intimate, interactive, and entirely local.

ABOUT THE PLAYS: Each playlet is a snapshot of living in this precious, precarious moment. With characteristic humor and a tinge of darkness, THE PUPPET CYCLE: Small World Stories locates hope in the shadow of so much uncertainty.

Jen Silverman’s Frown Town looks at the upside of feeling down. Dipika Guha’s Elephantasia features a pachyderm who dreams of flight.

Produced by Octopus Theatricals.

Full Schedule of Performances:

JULY 28 – 31 & AUGUST 3-7: Performances take place at Manhattan West. AUGUST 10 – 14: Performances take place in Zuccotti Park. AUGUST 17 – 21: Performances take place at Brooklyn Commons.

Venue: Manhattan West Plaza

Manhattan West Plaza, 385 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001 Map
804-955-5708