WHITE LIKE ME: A Honky Dory Puppet Show
Performed by Paul Zaloom; Created with Lynn Jeffries
A TIMELY RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA
Puppeteer and political satirist Paul Zaloom employs the old school drawing room medium of toy theater to tell the story of the archetypical white man and his universe. White-Man leaves his planet Caucazoid, travels through space, civilizes the earth (populated with aliens), becomes a philanthropist and savior, and finally, freaks out about his approaching minority status.
The puppet cast is drawn from the gigantic collection of knick-knacks and brick-a- brac collected by the artist over the years: weird junk, busted toy cars and dolls, random tchotchkes, old action figures, and other charming rubbish. Plus Zaloom's creepy dummy sidekick Butch Manly drops by to add his bilious two cents.
You'll laugh till you cry" - New York Times
Made possible with a Fourteenth Amendment in American Life and Imagination Grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council
WHITE LIKE ME is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Flynn Performing Arts Center, Burlington, Vermont in partnership with Dance Place in Washington, D.C.; the Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, Georgia; and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:www.npnweb.org.
WHITE LIKE ME was also made possible by generous seed and project grants from the Jim Henson Foundation.
Mayo Street Arts (View)
10 Mayo St.
Portland, ME 04101
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|