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A Lesson In Being Smothered By A Dragon ~PLUS~ A Gothic Opera ~PLUS~ How a River Carries You ~PLUS~ Poof the Band!
Charlotte Durkee & Lilith Bachelder ~PLUS~ Fairy Tale Marionettes ~PLUS~ Hyung Seok Jeon ~PLUS~ Kate Brehm with Anthony Napoletano, Hannah Schilsky, Dorothy James, and Charlotte Maroz
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30PM

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
New York, NY 10002
F to 2ND AVE, B/D to GRAND, J/Z to BOWERY, 6 to SPRING, M to ESSEX


A Lesson In Being Smothered By A Dragon
Charlotte Durkee & Lilith Bachelder

Addie is not happy. Addie works at a home movie theater in the city. Addie has a foreboding feeling that a dragon is coming to smother them. Indeed, there is a dragon coming to smother Addie and there is nothing to be done. “A Lesson In Being Smothered By A Dragon“ is a short play about our sometimes keen ability to allow ourselves to be smothered by our own personal dragons.

A Gothic Opera
Fairy Tale Marionettes

A Gothic Opera is a true tale of love, lust, trust, and deceit, set in the seedy underbelly of the 90s club scene in the Lower East Side, as told by marionettes set to an original goth rock score. The soundtrack is influenced by The Smiths, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, The Cure, and other popular new wave, synth pop, and goth rock groups from the 80s and 90s.

How a River Carries You
Hyung Seok Jeon

With the text written by Sifiso Mabena, this poetic piece explores a sense of arrival and departure though minimalist puppetry. A canvas stands on an easel. A whale visits the canvas. The whale floats like a house. This abstract place around an easel will knock on the door of your pre-verbal brain.

Poof the Band!
Kate Brehm with Anthony Napoletano, Hannah Schilsky, Dorothy James, and Charlotte Maroz

Over the last 8 years, the nondescript, slightly confounding Poof puppets (designed by Kate Brehm) have appeared across many genres and contexts: as public and gallery art, immersive installations, party favors, theater, caged circus animals, and friends to clowns. Never, during all that time, did the Poofs attempt to play music. In this never-before-witnessed configuration, the Poofs ‘opened’ for a real band, Sound of Ceres, for three weeks in the summer of 2017. Mixed with the urchins and bacteria from a dark and dirty bar, Poof the Band! was born.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors / ID NYC