La MaMa Kids Online: Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities

July 30

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.

 


The Time Out New York Kids Logo that links press about the La MaMa Kids program on their website

"Timed for after school viewing!"

 

Special thanks to The Jim Henson Foundation for supporting our online puppetry programming.

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with online happenings and audience engagement in this time of isolation.

About the Artists

Performed by: Carlo Adinolfi 

Written and Directed by: Renee Philippi 

Original Music by: Lewis Flinn 

Set & Puppet Design: Carlo Adinolfi

Cellist: Masha Zabara

About La MaMa Kids Online

La MaMa Kids Online presents weekly kids performances and hands-on workshops online, timed especially for “after school” viewing! La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.
Fun for the whole family! STORYTELLING, MUSIC-MAKING, PUPPET CRAFT, MASK-MAKING, AND MORE! La MaMa Kids is a series of creative workshops and performances for the young and the young at heart. Master artists from LaMaMa teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning. Children and adults learn the basics of storytelling, dance, mask and puppet-making, and more! Held monthly, La MaMa Kids is fun for the whole family!