WHAT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater by Various Artists
Artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original performances in Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) sponsored by Turner Voices. For only four nights, May 15-18, patrons can experience these unique short puppet performances and films from 11 different teams comprised of more than 40 artists. The lineup is as follows:
- “Dark Night of the Meat,” a film about a steak who has an existential crisis
- “Forgotten Love,” a Bollywood-inspired story with finger puppets and an original score in Hindi
- “HueMan: He Volution,” a romp through gender stereotypes
- “Learning to Fly,” the story of two flirtatious coworkers about to make a difficult choice
- “Lemonade Stand,” a film about a journey to find a lemonade Shangri-La in a desolate world
- “Monkey Brains,” a film set in a control room where deranged monkeys feverishly command their vessel
- “Monster Guard,” a new spin on the classic “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” story
- “Mr. Punch and the National Club Association,” a satirization of the National Rifle Association
- “Mutabilitie Cantos,” stop-motion animations featuring a terrible beast taking on seemingly mundane tasks
- “Third Saturday,” featuring an unremarkable man who robs a bank once a month while his wife is away
- “Typically Tom,” inspired by the writing of Tom Waits, a story of a boy lured into the pages of a book
For over 30 years XPT has allowed the Center for Puppetry Arts to invite theater newcomers and seasoned professionals alike to collaborate and showcase their talents by writing, directing, constructing and performing experimental works for the puppet stage. Recommended for ages 18 and older, XPT proves that puppets are definitely not just for kids. A beer and wine bar will be open before the show and during intermission.
WHEN: May 15-18, 2014
Thursday – Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m.
Talkback with the artists following every performance
WHERE: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Tickets are $7 (Members) and$12 (Nonmembers) and include entry to the performance and all museum exhibits. Order tickets online at www.puppet.org or call 404-873-3391.
Explore the Center’s permanent museum exhibit PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder, as well as the newest special exhibit Cinderella’s Tightrope: Adapted Childhood Tales. And, don’t miss the display detailing the Center’s upcoming museum expansion to house the definitive Jim Henson collection.