Contemporary shadow puppetry performance collective Manual Cinema present 'Ada|Ava,' about septuagenarian Ada who, bereaved of her twin Ava, solitarily marks time in the patterns of a life built for two. More…
Twin sisters Ada and Ava have grown old together playing chess, having tea, and using the rock-paper-scissors method to decide which of them will tend the beam at the top of the lighthouse tower adjoining their home. Ava's death sends Ada into a tailspin. However, a traveling carnival and a trip to a mirror maze plunges her into a journey across the thresholds of life and death. Set in a landscape of the New England gothic, 'Ada|Ava' uses a story of the fantastic and supernatural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other.
See it if you like ultra-creative mixed-media, absorbing stories and a witty dash of Hitchkock
Don't see it if you need a highly literal storyline and think puppets are silly or pretentious
See it if you want to experience a beautiful and rare art form that is the shadow puppet that's done in a mind-blowing, "how did they do that" way.
Don't see it if you're not open to experiencing atypical theater.
See it if You might enjoy a shadow puppet performance, are willing to try something new, appreciate highly creative work.
Don't see it if You want traditional actors and script, seek a musical entertainment.
See it if You not only want to be taken away into a mysterious, enchanting world, but be amazed at what people can do with four projectors and cutouts
Don't see it if You wish to see a typical Broadway show.