Open Eye presents three weeks of programming showcasing work in puppetry, solo performance, object and figure work. Each week features different artists, and there will be four performances of each work. ____________________________________________________________
APRIL 10-12 PLATFORM 1: Singing Shadows, Baroque and Folk
"This Side of the Blue" created by Elizabeth Windnagel and Alex Hathaway and "DreamCase" created and performed by David T Steinman.
Recommended for ages 12 and up
"This Side of the Blue" is a classical baroque music concert, infused with contemporary folk tunes, electronic sounds, and shadow images that tell the story of the coming-of-age of a young water nymph. Singers, instrumentalists, and puppetry artists all collaborate to bring this tale to life.
"DreamCase," created and performed by David T Steinman, takes you inside the miniature world of a suitcase to discover a shadow concert filled with dreamy images of flight and the working man's blues. ____________________________________________________________
APRIL 17-19 PLATFORM 2: One plus One, Two Solo Performances
"BOB (available all occasions)" created and performed by Kyle Cadotte, and "Sucking on Molloy" created and performed by Julian McFaul
Recommended for ages 12 and up
"BOB (available all occasions)" Kyle Cadotte creates a 'one-man' show as the funnyman BOB, who runs his own Wash-Dry-Fold business. The laundry is somehow an inspiration for him to bring to life some of the greatest roles from the theatrical canon, and he often breaks into impromptu laundry-inspired performances to keep himself entertained while he works. Come bust a gut!
"Sucking on Molloy" Julian McFaul, often seen onstage at Open Eye (The Learning Fairy, A Prelude to Faust, Eleanor's Cabinet, Snowman, Elijah's Wake), will tackle a particularly baffling excerpt from Samuel Beckett's trilogy of novels Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable. McFaul will play with images and draw from other text sources to explore how habit and obsession replace the loss of purpose in his own ridiculous life, either with or without false teeth. ____________________________________________________________
APRIL 24-26 PLATFORM 3: Figure Work and Other Oddities "Lunatic Cunning" created and performed by James Godwin
Recommended for ages 16 and up
Open Eye is excited to present Guest Artist James Godwin of New York for our Twin Cities audience. This pleasantly oddball one-man show of puppetry and mask ranges in style from three-dimensional character, toy theater, shadow puppets, to transparencies. The Village Voice writes, "Though "Lunatic Cunning" is a one-man show, the co-stars steal it." ____________________________________________________________
PLATFORM 1 April 10-12 "This Side of the Blue" and "Dream Case" Thursday April 10 8PM - Post-Show conversation with the artists (Pay as Able night!) Friday April 11 8PM - Post-Show Reception Saturday April 12 4PM & 8PM
PLATFORM 2 April 17-19 "BOB (available all occasions)" and "Sucking on Molloy" Thursday April 17 8PM - Post-Show conversation with the artists (Pay as Able night!) Friday April 18 8PM - Post-Show Reception Saturday April 19 4PM & 8PM
Platform 3 April 24-26 "Lunatic Cunning" Thursday April 24 8PM - Post-Show conversation with the artist (Pay as Able night!) Friday April 25 8PM - Post-Show Reception Saturday April 26 4PM & 8PM
Open Eye Figure Theatre (View)
506 E 24th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404