For one weekend only: a multimedia end-of-the-world adventure story
This April, for one weekend only, the Center for Puppetry Arts will host the multiple award-winning micro-epic from Australia that is The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. This one-man puppet show melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world.
Presented by Perth Theatre Company and Weeping Spoon Productions of Australia, creator and performer Tim Watts employs a unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music, and animation to present an exploration of the next and oldest frontier: the deep blue sea.
The seas have risen, billions have died and those who are left now live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the giant sponges, visible from the moon, are now rotting icons of failure. Now science and humanity are turning to the oceans themselves. A last ditch effort to save the human race requires journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live.
Alvin Sputnik, who has just lost his wife, accepts this perilous mission so that he may follow her soul down to the underworld so that they can be together again once more.
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is presented in the Downstairs Theater, April 26-28, 2013. The performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. Show times are as follows:
- Friday: 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 5 p.m.
TICKETS ARE $15 (MEMBERS) AND $25 (NONMEMBERS) AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT http://www.puppet.org/perform/brerrabbit.shtml OR BY CALLING THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT 404-873-3391.
Tickets include museum admission. A beer and wine cash bar will also be available.