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The Curious Chronicles of Daniel Candlewick
Portland, OR
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The Curious Chronicles of Daniel Candlewick
Young Daniel Candlewick finds himself in the difficult position of needing to help his widowed mother pay the mortgage on their small farm--a predicament made all the more difficult by the fact that the year is 1933 and Daniel is only ten years old.

Daniel has two options: work for Farmer John picking apples for a pittance, or become the apprentice of the mysterious Dr. Ameil Hadrian--a recluse rumored to be responsible for the strange mechanical-organic animal hybridizations that have been turning up dead on the highway of late. But Dr. Hadrian, you see, will pay well anyone who consents to be his apprentice--an offer too tempting for Daniel to refuse...

The Curious Chronicles of Daniel Candlewick is a forty-minute play performed entirely with marionettes: cunningly articulated miniature actors in beautifully ornate sets. A play in five acts plus prologue and epilogue, this dark tale is not recommended for small children.

After the performance, take the opportunity to ask and have your questions answered by the performers from the CastIron Carousel, and even get a chance to go back stage and see the sets and puppets up close!

There is no other marionette troupe in the U.S. that puts as much effort and craftsmanship into every detail of every performance. These intimate performances are a rare opportunity to see an ancient art form close up and in person.

The CastIron Carousel is:

Adam Bolivar

Artistic Director:
Geahk Burchill

Theodore Holdt
Casey Poukkula
Scott Lahteine
Willow D'Arcy

Additional sound:
Jay Seevers
Steven Lake

Willow D'Arcy
Malia Jennings Ariadne
Rachael Roberts
Zane Exactly
Taylor Anne Finch
Shelly Durica-Laiche
Bill Holznagel
Rachel Hermes
Sean Rothery
Jessica Stroia
Chrissy Horchheimer
Betsy Ubiergo
Ximena Bedoya
Shannon Hauff
Annie K. Allerdice
Emily Mohr
David Pritchard

Additional assistance:
Dandy Pants
Jean Phare
Phillip Haleen

Shelly Strunk
Nicole Gose

Daniel Candlewick
Dr. Ameil Hadrian
Jack Armstrong
Lilith Hadrian
Eve Hadrian
Walter Schmitty
Antonio Viducci
Shamus O'Brien

And a special appearance by:
Eli Happ

More info and tickets at!


Portland, OR 97202
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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