Culture Connect Featured Event

Puppetsweat Theater-"Tragical Mirth: A History of the Atlantic Ocean"
Ticket Price: FREE!

Puppetsweat Theater and its co-founder, Theater Department Artist in Residence Leslie Weinberg, present “Tragical Mirth,” a kaleidoscopic examination of humanity’s mis/use of the ever-changing ocean and its resources. The folktale “The Fisherman and His Wife” is employed as a point of departure. The performance is an interactive work in progress, intended to elicit feedback and comments from the audience. With both lyricism and anarchic humor, science and satire, the work begins to explore natural and human systems that are increasingly coming in conflict in the 21st century. All who are interested in this exhaustive subject are invited to participate in the development of this new work. Parental guidance is advised due to puppet nudity, puppet violence, and some adult language.

Commissioned by the Creative Campus Initiative of the Center for the Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.