Written & performed by Celeste Lecesne
Directed by Kevin Hourigan
Costume Design by Michael Krass
Fairies have always enjoyed a close association with the natural world. But with so much of the natural world under threat from climate change, the fairies are not pleased, and they are beginning to show up in surprising ways. In addition to making everything more fabulous just by simply being, fairies have come to pass along some information, songs and a few spells that will be needed in the days to come.
From Berkshire Edge Newspaper, when POOF! was presented at The Ancram Opera House in August, 2021:
“Celeste enters through the wild gardens of the glen as a fairy, both as a real (i.e. magic) fairy and, well, a real fairy (what they used to call gays). In the most imaginative of monologues, with uncanny puck and razor-sharp wit, Celeste weaves the legend of fairies and their magical ability to survive with the world history of repression, culminating with a contemplation of the earth on the environmental edge today. In an amazingly spiritual stream of consciousness – Celeste’s language is rhapsodic – “Poof” emerges finally as a prayer for the future. Amen. “Poof!” is theater as pure as it should always be.”