Hiroshima Maiden

St. Ann's Warehouse
29 Jay St, New York, NY 11201
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Dan Hurlin's newest puppet theater endeavor dramatizes the true story of the Hiroshima Maidens -- a group of Japanese women disfigured by the nuclear blast -- and their infamous visit to the U.S. in 1955 to undergo reconstructive surgery. The climax of their strange odyssey was a face-to-face meeting with the pilot of the Enola Gay on the TV program This Is Your Life. Performed in the style of Japanese Bunraku puppetry, Hurlin's life-like puppets evoke an astonishing range of emotions; one can barely gaze at the maiden's face without feeling a lump in the throat. Robert Een's original score borrows from Haiku poetry and will be performed live by a three-piece ensemble.

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