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Mini-Preview: Wood, Stone, Fire, and Bone

August 20, 2004 - Chapel Hill, NC:


Wood, Stone, Fire, and Bone (Paperhand Puppet Intervention, 7 p.m. Aug. 20-22 and 27-29 and Sept. 3-5 and 10-12 in the Forest Theater, at the corner of Country Club Dr. and Boundary St., on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is another politically charged puppet show created by Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger and staged in the beautiful stone amphitheater across from the Paul Green Theatre. "In this fantastical giant puppet pageant," according to the group's web site, "Elemental Beings move and dance through vast ages of time changing and affecting the earth and its amazing creatures. A living landscape moves and breathes as stones and trees are placed by their elemental icon. Within this magical world a myriad of beasts and plants come to life including tall stilted beasts, marionette phoenix and flowers, and a huge white heron with a 30 ft. wingspan. The element of Fire is born to Air and Wood under a waxing moon and grows to maturity, then, inevitably becomes attracted to the element of Water. Come see for yourself how the story unfolds. The performance is set to Live Music and uses many different types of puppetry styles including giant puppets, stilts, masks, marionettes, and shadows." For more information, visit http://www.paperhand.org/. Tickets will be sold at the door.