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Manual Cinema ADA/AVA

Student Matinee Series Manual Cinema ADA/AVA

  • Wednesday, February 21, 10am
  • MainStage Map It
  • Grades 8-12.

  • $8.50

Intricate shadow puppetry, a technically sophisticated narrative, and an emotionally vast live score tell the tale of twin sisters Ada and Ava. Bereaved of Ada, Ava marks her solitary time in the patterns of a life built for two. Exploring themes of duality, the story finds Ava in a traveling carnival’s mirror maze facing different thresholds of meaning. Set in a gothic New England landscape, ADA/ AVA uses beautifully-wrought theatrical tension to explore the fantastic and mundane; the melancholy and mirthful; the self and other. Produced by the boundary-bending Chicagoans of Manual Cinema, ADA/AVA won Best in Festival at the 2013 National Puppetry Festival.

Links to music, multi-media, technology, personal journey, film.
Common Core:ELA: RL 1-3, 7, 9, SL 1-4, RST, 1-3.

Show length:1 hr

Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm

A big round of applause for our Student Matinee Series underwriters: Andrea's Legacy Fund, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC, Bari and Peter Dreissigacker, the Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation, the Lintilhac Foundation, Tracy and Richard Tarrant, TD Charitable Foundation, Vermont Concert Artists Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Flynn Jazz Endowment. Additional Support from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, The Golub Foundation, Green Mountain Fund, Walter Cerf Community Fund, and the Vermont Arts Council, as well as the Susan E. Quinn Memorial Fund held at the Vermont Community Foundation. Thanks also to the wonderful show sponsor(s) listed above.

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