New York City
In 1848 an iron rod passed through the head of Phineas P. Gage. He survived. But how did he live? This groundbreaking neurological case is now the subject of a daring new
piece by award-winning puppet theater Drama of Works. Using many puppet styles and techniques as well as original songs, this poetic play rolls off the tongues of puppets with human hands, clock hearts and transformable bodies. The Ballad of Phineas P. Gage is a journey through the mind, body and soul of a man forever changed, and a doctor searching for the truth behind his condition. Crystal Skillman’s play is directed by Tessa Leigh Derfner. Design and Puppetry Direction by Gretchen Van Lente.