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The MFA Puppet Arts Festival

March 24 - April 3, 2016

Created by Ana Craciun, Gavin Cummins and Kalob Martinez
Studio Theatre

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Connecticut Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of three puppetry works onstage in one innovative evening under the banner of The MFA Puppet Arts Festival.  For 50 years, UConn’s Puppet Arts program defined the cutting edge of new theatre, and this dynamic evening will be no exception. The three one-act plays range in topic and style.  Ana Craciun-Lambru presents Dust, a piece inspired by the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. Dust incorporates shadow and object puppetry.  Gavin Cummins has created a one-person play entitled Ok, I Love You, Bye, incorporating different styles of shadow and object puppetry.  Kalob Martinez molds Macbeth into, El Beto, a story of lust and blood set in the midst the Mexican Drug cartel.  For 50 years, UConn’s Puppet Arts program has defined the cutting edge of new theatre; this dynamic evening will be no exception. You’ll see the future of groundbreaking theatre right now! Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes with two 10 minute intermissions.




ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCESPlease note that ECHO requires a separate ticket.

ECHO created by Christopher D. Mullens

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is pleased to host the world première of ECHO, a multi-media immersive spectacle combining puppets, digital projection, and original music in a re-invention of the classic Greek tale of a mountain nymph who finds the true meaning of voice. Performances will take place in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center according to the following schedule:

Click here for a complete list of performance times and more information.

Partially Compensated by Krista Weltner

Partially Compensated is a non-verbal stop-motion animated short film inspired by the artist’s own experiences with dyslexia.

Performances are free and will be held at 5pm on March 26, April 1, 2, 3.

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Thursday March 24, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday March 25, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday March 26, 8:00 pm

Wednesday March 30, 7:30 pm

Thursday March 31, 7:30 pm

Friday April 1, 8:00 pm

Saturday April 2, 2:00 pm

Saturday April 2, 8:00 pm

Sunday April 3, 2:00 pm