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Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace: Puppets & Poe
October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 2, 2019
Recipe For The Macabre: Start with Edgar Allan Poe – the renowned master of poetry, short stories, and tales of mystery and the macabre. Dissect and remix. With a departure from Japanese Noh drama and Kyogen satire, mix with Theatre of Yugen’s signature physicality, voices, words, ideas, bodies, and PUPPETS. Stir in a splash of contemporary relevance, with good old-fashioned irreverence. Bake at a macabre 666 degree heat for an hour and a half. Devised Defiance is a dish best served cold.
Puppets & Poe brings together a troupe of unique performers – circus performers, dancers, musicians, actors, poets, writers – feasting on this extensive body of Poe’s ouevre. Dined on Poe’s words but digested by our bodies – variously colored, gendered, queered, immigrated – we claim these words and recycle them to amplify our unique experiences. The presented pieces of Poe’s work ruminate on irreverence, loss, beauty, death, society, and politics as original performances using Theatre of Yugen’s signature physicality, further emphasized by Bread and Puppets-style full body puppetry.