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String and Shadow Puppet Theater: Esperus The Janitor

  • IX Art Park - Indoors 522 2nd Street Southeast Charlottesville, VA, 22902 United States (map)

String and Shadow Puppet Theater is based out of Olympia, Washington. With mixed backgrounds in theater, puppetry, visual art, and computer science, they have joined forces to play with trash in public together for the last two years. They specialize in things big, tiny, peculiar, dreamy, and unsettling. String and Shadow’s 2018 fall touring show ESPERUS: the janitor follows Esperus, a lowly mustached employee of the MegaRealm corporation. MegaRealm is the biggest, baddest corporation in the lucrative business of World-Creation. Brought to you by four bodies, eight hands, and a talkative string ESPERUS must save the old world, our world, from neutralization by company CEOs who seek to destroy it to make room for a creepy tech future. The audience, equipped with over-sized magical objects, helps ESPERUS navigate through the convoluted floors of the MegaRealm building and, hopefully, save the world.

Earlier Event: September 22
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Later Event: September 28
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