16th Street Theater announces MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych conceived and created by Stephanie Diaz coming to North Berwyn Park District’s 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, for 3 special shows, August 15, 16, 17.
A child’s wish for her dying grandmother to have “a happy sleep” results in a bawdy, Japanese shadow-dream; a pair of bird-headed spinsters suddenly find themselves custodians of a large, glowing egg; a lonely toy carriage embarks upon a jaunty odyssey in search of buried dreams. Employing handcrafted tabletop and shadow puppets, Mariposa Nocturna explores loss, longing and rebirth in this gently humorous, darkly beautiful and emotionally resonant new work.
MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych runs 55 minutes and is recommended for audiences ages 8 and up.
MARIPOSA NOCTURNA was developed in residence with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and also, in part, at the 2013 Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference.
Friday August 15 & Sat August 16 at 7:30 pm, Sun August 17 at 3:00 pm