FROGZ Plays Imago Theatre thru Jan 5

In this series creators Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad share their thoughts on how they created FROGZ, Oregon's longest running show, which began over 30 years ago (originating in 1979!)

"How The Imago Baby Was Created." We had created the Baby for another show, not FROGZ in the early 80's. But this other show was a flop. The Baby we created was the only good part of that show. So for years, we stored the Baby mask and costume in the Imago warehouse, until about the late 80's when the Orbs, these giant spheres, were created. The Orbs had several versions before we realized they needed a human element. Wait! What about bringing the Baby back and so we did. The juxtaposition of the large Orbs with the Baby was a perfect fit.

Why does the Baby look so real? How did we create this scale when the actor playing the baby is 6'10"?The great part of the stage is that you lose sight of perspective - you lose sight on how big things are. We created the Baby's head to be in proportion to it's body. About 5 to 1. By staying in the right proportion and juxtaposing the Baby with large Orbs the audience loses sight on how big the Baby really is - over 6' tall! Come see the Baby and the rest of the FROGZ entourage playing now through Jan 5th!"

FROGZ will perform through January 5, 2014 at the Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue. Tickets: $16 kids, $27 youth/senior, $31 adults. Available at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or at 503.224.8499.

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