March 02 ,
08:00 PM -
Puppetsweat Theater and its co-founder, Theater Department Artist in Residence Leslie Weinberg, present "Tragical Mirth", a pointed adaptation of the folktale "The Fisherman and His Wife". Using puppets, large and small, performing historical and fictional narratives, "Tragical Mirth" is a kaleidoscopic examination of humanity's mis/use of the ever-changing ocean and its resources. With both lyricism and anarchic humor, science and satire, the work explores natural and human systems that are increasingly coming in conflict in the 21st century. Parental guidance is advised due to puppet nudity, puppet violence, and some adult language. Commissioned by the Creative Campus Initiative of the Center for the Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.