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IN ANIMATE OBJECTS: ADVENTURES IN NEW PUPPETRY
DE OBJETOS: HAMLETMACHINE
OCTOBER 25-27, 2000,
$18 ($14 WALKER AND JEUNE LUNE MEMBERS)
THEATRE DE LA JEUNE LUNE, 105 NORTH FIRST STREET, MINNEAPOLIS
One of Argentina's most provocative theater companies reinvigorates East
German playwright Heiner Müller's despairing reflection on the themes
in Shakespeare's tragedy and transports it to the dark age of Argentinian
dictatorship. Employing a battery of mannequins, puppets, and dolls, the
company emblazons a stunning visual universe on your memory-- "an intelligent, dreadful meditation about the end of the millenium. With inspired means and with huge precision, [El Periférico] has created a singular experience--plenty of conceptual density, dramatic complexity, and an absolutely
unusual scenic wealth" (The Clarin, Buenos Aires). In Spanish with English surtitles. Touring only in North America to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, and Minneapolis. Copresented with Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Recommended for mature audiences.
IN ANIMATE OBJECTS: ADVENTURES IN NEW PUPPETRY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM TARGET STORES. ADDITIONAL PROJECT SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE BUSH FOUNDATION.