Still Life of an Orange and Other Puppet Parables

solo performance · world and eye · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2018
tagged as: Playful · creative · absorbing
Playful creative and absorbing. A collection of stories using puppets and live action and video. The performer creates puppets out of paper and plastic bags while you watch. At times funny, at times meditative, at times political.... full review
COOPER BATES uncertified reviewer June 21, 2018
tagged as: fantastical · story book
STILL LIFE OF AN ORANGE AND OTHER PUPPET PARABLES is a lovely departure from reality and into a world where joy and wonderment met us at every corner. ... full review
SOO CHYUN certified reviewer June 21, 2018
tagged as: unique · abstract · bizarre
'Still Life of an Orange' was a truly unique and refreshing experience. It was far beyond most of the other Fringe shows as each story or fable took an abstract approach. Having a puppeteer treat very mundane objects like an orange as a character as well as creating a narrative through this concept, was inventive and fun. Despite the bizarre nature of the performance, the play never felt forced or unengaging. In fact, I'd say the contrary because it was hard to tell what would happen next with a story like this!... full review
ALEX GRIFFIN uncertified reviewer June 22, 2018
"Still Life of an Orange" is an innovative look at contemporary issues, captured delicately with a blend of physical performance and puppetry. Within the world of puppetry, many types are utilized well as storytelling devices and representations of larger concepts. This is a fringe piece that will keep you thinking after the performance has ended. ... full review
ANGELA ACUNA certified reviewer June 24, 2018
An interesting and inventive show with a great message. ... full review
CONSTANCE JAQUAY STRICKLAND uncertified reviewer June 26, 2018
I truly enjoyed Still Life Of An Orange. It was Avant-Garde, abstract, ingenious and quite original from the normal fare of soli shows. It was unique and relevant to the times in which we are existing. I thought it a profound piece of theatre that took a look at huge issues such as eviction, the housing industry, the environment and the questioning of ones existence. I would love for this work to be seen with more time. Yet it can be hard for audiences to break away from the obvious and experience a truly original piece of work, which this was.... full review
KATT BALSAN certified reviewer June 28, 2018
Throughout the show, we are immersed in a very Artistic Tableau. From an Orange story teller, to a beautiful silhouette style puppet show, paintings, videos, images... And then we are brought back to the life of the puppeteer building and creating those puppets who really seem to take life on stage! Bravo Jean! ... full review