THE BAG LADY to Kick Off International Tour at Theatre Row, 1/31
Award winning puppet theatre, THE BAG LADY by Malgosia Szkandera, will begin its international tour at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, at 7pm. THE BAG LADY is being presented by Ana Szkandera, in association with Daniel Neiden with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation. Tickets are $21.25 and are available at www.telecharge.com.
THE BAG LADY is a magical journey that tells the story of a lonely woman who uses simple plastic bags to build her own world as she travels through her memories, yearnings, and fantasies: a dancer who cannot dance until she finds her own heart; a gentleman seeking his beloved; a geisha whose bamboo cane is both a flute and an instrument of death. Alone on stage, Malgosia Szkandera explores the wordless poetry of silence as each plastic bag is transformed into a host of different characters in her hands. THE BAG LADY is a winner of the coveted Jim Henson Foundation Award and is perfect for ages 5 to adult.
"It was her stay in New York that gave shape to a few remnants, recycled by Szkandera herself, to form a new and unique spectacle... In a subtle, delicate and evocative way, "The Bag Lady" delves into what is behind unconventional individuals who possess a memory. César Blanco " El Norte de Castilla
In 2013, THE BAG LADY performed worldwide at Festival Facyl; Festival Internacional de las Artes, Salamanca; Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada; International Puppetbuskerfestival, Gent, Belgium; Spectaculo Interesse Ostrava, Czech Republic; Festival Internacional de Teatro de la La Havana, Cuba; Mostra Internacional de Titelles De La Vall D`Albaida, Valencia, Spain; Festival InternacionAl Morgana, Palermo, Italia; and FestivAl Marionnetissimo, Toulouse, Francia Soria.
THE BAG LADY
by Malgosia Szkandera,
Will perform at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre located at 410 W 42nd Street
Friday, January 31 at 7PM; Saturday, February 1 at 7pm
Running time is 45 minutes
Tickets are $21.25 and are available at www.telecharge.com.
For more information about THE BAG LADY or to see video, visit www.thebagladytheater.com/video.