Pointless Theatre Puppets at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 11

Pointless Theatre Puppets at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 11

Pointless Theatre presents Half Hangit Maggie, Cake in the Sky and Famous Birds

October 11, 2014, 7pm

PARENTAL WARNING: These puppet spectacles contain profanity and may not be suitable for children.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Pay what you want, no tickets required. Pay as much or as little you want! All tickets will be on sale at the door on the evening of the event. Cash only.

Pointless Theatre presents three world-premiere puppet spectacles developed as part of their year-long workshop process. Half Hangit Maggie tells the story of a Scottish barmaid who was hung in the gallows of Edinburgh and lived to tell the tale. Inspired by traditional Scottish ballads, the saucy story of Maggie Dickson is brought to life through shadow puppetry and live song and dance. In Cake in the Sky, an imaginative world of food is brought to life through a variety of styles of puppetry as a community struggles to reach the most delectable goal imaginable. Join a group of scouts through a magical menagerie in Famous Birds, an immersive experimentation in shadow puppetry inspired by classic cartoons.

Comprised of alumni of the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, Pointless Theatre is smashing traditional boundaries of how a work of theatre is developed through its innovative devising process. Three teams made up of one writer, one designer and one director team up to create a unique idea and realize the process over the course of the year. Over the summer of 2014, these works will be rehearsed and performed in Pointless’ unique style that blends puppetry, theatre, dance, music and the visual arts. Join the artists for a works-in-progress showing, after which you’ll have a chance to ask questions about the works and engage in formative conversations as the pieces continue to be developed.

Regarding audience participation: As an audience member, you will have an opportunity to significantly influence the future development of these three pieces. Following the performances, you will be asked to share your feelings with the artists through a written response, a drawn visual response, or through a discussion directly with the creative teams.

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