Thursday at 2PM (EDT)
Free Admission; Suggested Donation
La MaMa in association with Concrete Temple Theatre
and Bridge Street Theatre presents Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities is a tale of resilience, adaptation and ingenuity that tells the story of puppet-maker Geppetto, who is attempting to perform — all by himself for the first time ever — the grand mythical love story of Perseus, who slays a sea monster to save his beloved Andromeda. During the show things begin to go haywire, and Geppetto finds himself desperately improvising to overcome the challenges of performing solo while at the same time scrambling to devise new story lines, new characters, and even new limbs.
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities was inspired by a NPR story on Hugh Herr, whose legs were amputated after a climbing accident and who now designs technologically advanced artificial limbs.
“The play focuses on a longing for magic, a wish for a transformative power…A compelling performance, enhanced by haunting cello music… It celebrates human ingenuity.”
– The New York Times
“It’s romantic in an old-fashioned way…lovely music…Carlo Adinolfi’s performance is charming.”
– The New Yorker
Special thanks for Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, NY for use of their theatre for the day for the live streaming.
"Timed for after school viewing!"