Dan Hurlin's newest theatrical endeavor is centered on the true story of the Hiroshima Maidens, a group of 25 women disfigured by the nuclear blast at Hiroshima and their infamous visit to the U.S. in 1955 to undergo reconstructive surgery. The climax of their bizarre odyssey occurred when they met face to face with the pilot of Enola Gay on the television program This is Your Life. Performed in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, this performance involves nine puppets and set pieces manipulated by four puppeteers and five dancers. The gorgeous life-like puppets, created by Hurlin, possess an astonishing range of emotion. Composer Robert Een's original score borrows from Haiku poetry.
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