Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre to Present TALIESIN, 9/13-15
Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company will present TALIESIN this weekend, Friday-Sunday, September 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Garden of St. John the Divine, 111th Street & Amsterdam Avenue (down the path into the garden).
Ralph Lee's fantastic giant figures, puppets and masks are used to bring to life "Taliesin," whose story comes from a medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, in which the power of inspiration is accidentally bestowed on an unlikely kid who can suddenly see beyond everyday reality, becoming "taliesin" ("radiant brow").
Singer/actor/puppet handlers are led by company veteran Rob McFadyen; choreography is by Hilary Eaton; script is by poet/playwright Robert Bagg; original music by Neal Kirkwood will be performed live by Ed RosenBerg on saxophone, clarinet, and hammered dulcimer. Mettawee River Theatre Company was described by Ross Wetzsteon as "...a theatre that spins gold from straw."
Director Ralph Lee has been recognized for his work with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, a Bessie Award, a New York State Governor's Arts Award, two citations for Excellence from UNIMA (the international puppetry organization), an Obie (for founding and directing the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade), and more.
For more information, visit www.mettawee.org.