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Object Theater

Posted in Adult Puppet Theater, Object Theatre, Objects, Ordinary Objects, Press, Puppet Theater, Strings & Things Puppet Theatre, Theater, Uncategorized on June 28, 2017 by stringsnthingspuppettheatre

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Strings & Things Puppet Theatre performs Ordinary Objects a vibrant, upbeat piece of absurd theater that uses the anthropomorphic nature of innate objects and puppetry in a series of vignettes depicting imagery & ideas expressed by the surrealist, Rene Magritte.  The show draws on humorous and bawdy comic clichés, puns, and dislocated repetitions with an underlying message of metaphysical distress in paying tribute to filmmakers, surrealist, existentialists who extrapolate meaning from the world of object theatre.

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With a focus on everyday objects, such as shoes, books, apples, and oversized chessmen, and other images and dreams based on the work of surrealist Rene’ Magritte.  The story is told through the lens of Sigmund Freud in the course of a surrealistic game of chess with Men in Bowler Hats, who move along strategically as objects on an oversized chessboard while Sigmund Freud dissimilates his uniquely analytical point of view about dreams and neurosis to the audience.

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For more information and booking schedule please email StringsNthings2@aol.com

 

Ordinary Objects at Highways Performance Space

Posted in Adult Puppet Theater, Ordinary Objects, Press, Puppet Theater, Strings & Things Puppet Theatre, Theater, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2017 by stringsnthingspuppettheatre

Strings & Things Puppet Theater performs Ordinary Objects at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA on March 10th & 11th, to an enthusatic audience.

Ordinary Objects

Posted in Ordinary Objects, Strings & Things Puppet Theatre on July 28, 2016 by stringsnthingspuppettheatre

Strings & Things Puppet Theatre presents Ordinary Objects, a unique performance of absurd theater using the anthropomorphic nature of innate objects and puppetry in creating a series of vignettes depicting ideas expressed by the surrealist, Rene Magritte. Drawing on humorous and bawdy comic clichés, puns, and dislocated repetitions with an underlying message of metaphysical distress in paying tribute to filmmakers, surrealists, existentialists who extrapolate meaning from the world of object theatre.

Ordinary Objects pays tribute to filmmakers, surrealists, existentialists who extrapolate meaning from the world of object theatre by creating a puppet theater performance that transforms the artists works through miniatures & objects, projections, shadow puppetry and toy theater techniques in crafting an captivating experience for an adult puppet-theater audience.

For more information about the production please inquire with StringsNthings2@aol.com

Letters from the North Pole

Posted in Letters from the North Pole, Press, Puppet Theater, Strings & Things Puppet Theatre, Theater, Uncategorized on November 20, 2015 by stringsnthingspuppettheatre

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“Every December envelopes bearing stamps from the North Pole began to arrive in our mailbox. Inside were handwritten letters of wondrous tales from Father Christmas.”

Based on the delightful Yuletide letters written by JRR Tokien to his children “Letters from the North Pole” are being retold in shadow puppetry by Strings & Things Puppet Theatre on December 4th at 5:30 pm and at 6:30 pm on Candy Cane Lane – (Weymouth Corners) Alvas Music Show Room 1417 West 8th Street, San Pedro CA 90732 
For more info: 800 403-3447

Open Call: for Various Acts of Puppetry

Posted in Nite at the Puppet Asylum, Puppet Theater, Strings & Things Puppet Theatre with tags , , , on August 27, 2014 by stringsnthingspuppettheatre

Open Call: for Various Acts of Puppetry.

The Seal Maiden

Posted in Strings & Things Puppet Theatre on January 30, 2014 by stringsnthingspuppettheatre

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The Seal Maiden is a folktale with origins in Celtic mythology – a time when Selkies, mythical seal creatures, were able to transform themselves into human beauties.  It is a universal story, about the seasons within the life of a soul; youth, maturity and old age, with a deep understanding of the cyclical nature within.  

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Songbirds

Posted in Strings & Things Puppet Theatre on April 23, 2013 by stringsnthingspuppettheatre

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SONGBIRDS
Inspired by traditional Chinese folklore and Puppet Theater, Songbirds is reminiscent of an ancient tale. It is a story about a pair of song birds beloved by a young Chinese girl. Under the moonlight of the Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival families gather in courtyards brightly lit with lanterns. Dancing Dragons and acrobats fills the streets with merriment. Festive fireworks in the night sky cause one of the cherished song birds to escape from its cage, leaving its’ mate and the young girl heartbroken. Through a twist of fate, good fortune comes to all when a secret message hidden inside a traditional moon cake is discovered.

Strings & Things Puppet Theatre’s enchanting story of Songbirds features a charming array of traditional Chinese paper cut styled shadow and rod puppets in the telling of this heartwarming tale for the entire family.

Length 30 Minutes
Families with children 5 and up

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