The Adventures of Charcoal Boy, by Sarah Provost, Eric Novak, and Elyas Khan is a fantastical musical theater piece in which organic and industrial objects are brought to life as puppets. The story follows a tree branch, struck by lightning, who wakes to an unfamiliar world. This charred stick begins his journey, yearning to be a tree again. When he learns to draw with his charred feet, his seeming predicament proves to be a useful talent. Sarah Provost directs the puppetry, Eric Novak is design director and Elyas Khan composes the music - featuring Khan's band The Nervous Cabaret.
This production is part of the 2nd Annual Voice 4 Vision Puppetry Festival presented by Theater for the New City to celebrate the work of a unique group of New York artists who have been creating dynamic puppet theater for many years but who are not widely known to New York audiences. Theater for the New City is dedicated to presenting cross-disciplinary theatrical works and to developing audiences that support local New York artists; this festival is wonderfully suited to that mission.
Appropriate For Ages: 13 and up
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