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Puppet Lab 2017
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
The 2017 Puppet Lab performances feature brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika Wanduragala, Allison Osberg, Patty Gille, and Madeline Helling. After an intensive fellowship program that paired each artist with a mentor, these works are now ready for the main stage! The series is broken up into two weekends with two artists featured each weekend.
Week 1 - March 17 & 18 at 7:30pm, March 19 at 2:30pm (tickets: http://puppetlab171.bpt.me/)
In "Fulfillingness' Rebirth," Chamindika Wanduragala explores the conflict surrounding an artist who becomes a mother though shadow puppet stop-motion animation.
In "Brothers" by Madeline Helling, two brothers take over their parents’ estate and discover that the demographics of the neighborhood are shifting, so they devise a plan to build a wall to keep the neighbors out.
Week 2 - March 24 & 25 at 7:30pm, March 26 at 2:30pm (tickets: http://puppetlab171.bpt.me/)
"Bipolar Lite" is a colorful variety show featuring puppets, masks, and slapstick performances that reflect Patty Gille’s experiences and challenges living a bipolar life.
"Mythomania" by Allison Osberg is a fairly factual study of our post-truth world, told through the eyes of a sweet potato.
All tickets are $15. Puppet Lab is made possible by support from the Jerome Foundation.