Date(s) - 03/09/2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
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Performed by Larry Reed with live gamelan gender wayang musical accompaniment by Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller and Sarah Willner featuring vocalist Katie Harrell.
The award winning, internationally acclaimed Shadow Master, Larry Reed, presents a great event for all ages. Featuring a stunning array of intricate, handmade shadow puppet figures silhouetted on a backlit screen, the ancient stories blend religious mythology alongside historical events with humorous improvisation. The combination of shadow puppets, live music, and the sense of humor and fun in the stories themselves make this an evening you don’t want to miss.
Wayang Bali, the Balinese shadow play, is one of the most exciting undiscovered events of world theater. Plots for Wayang Bali are drawn from the Mahabharata myth cycle, in which five brothers are pitted against one hundred jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving gods, demons, magical weapons, and the inevitable beautiful princess. Until recently, language barriers have kept its drama and humor hidden from the world at large. Larry and the Gamelan musicians make it possible for Western audiences to enjoys this classical form of storytelling.
ShadowLight Productions is one of the very few professional shadow theatre companies in the world honoring ancient shadow theatre traditions while innovating through the use of contemporary technologies and interdisciplinary approaches. Founded in 1972 by Larry Reed, the company’s mission is to expose the general public to shadow theatre in a wide range of forms including, but not limited to, live performances, film, and other media. Its activities range from traditional shadow theatre performances and the creation of new works to documentary films on various shadow theatre traditions and arts education programs. With each project, we aspire to create work as a tool for cultural diplomacy.