Ends Oct 21

Point Pleasant, The Legend of The Mothman

Members say: Clever, Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Great staging
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The Unitards Theater Company presents a multi-sensory show about the "true” story of an ordinary small town where the extraordinary is ushered in on the wings of a creature with glowing red eyes.

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The first sighting of the legendary “Mothman” occurred in Virginia in November 1966. It terrorized the town for a year and was accompanied by a rash of other strange occurrences that sparked mass hysteria, and ultimately ended in a historic tragedy. While there is some spoken language peppered throughout the show, 'Point Pleasant, The Legend of The Mothman' is largely a fusion of live music, visual art, and multiple types of puppetry creating a somewhat macabre ballet.

 

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Ambitious, Disappointing, Too long, Too slow, Sights & sounds fx

See it if you are interested in experimental staging/story telling using puppetry. It is promising but needs editing. Great mood set by music & lights

Don't see it if you don't like puppetry, gothic theme & setting...and blurred dialogues. The last one was really a turn off- even if it was done in purpose.

Also The puppets are grotesquely good for the theme...except..there was non... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Confusing, Masterful puppetry

See it if you enjoy artistic puppetry and unusual story telling techniques; more of a visceral experience than a "play"; music was perfect.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play; this is an unique production highlighting excellent puppetry and unusual audio/ visual experiences. Avoid row 1

Also Sitting in row 1 was a big mistake - I missed a lot of the visuals pro... Read more Read less

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Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you want to see impressive puppetry.

Don't see it if You want to see traditional play. I couldn't understand most of the limited dialoge. Couldn't read abt 50% of words printed on the screen

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Clever, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great staging, Hard to hear

See it if you like innovative staging, puppets and projections and you don't really need to understand what you're seeing.

Don't see it if you need to hear what is being said. A lot of the audio is distorted, (on purpose) and I had difficulty understanding what was being said.

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Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love creative, well worked, multimedia productions done w/live music, film, and great puppetry

Don't see it if You don't appreciate independent, atypical production, or if you don't enjoy adult puppetry

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Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Quirky

See it if you are interested in experiencing a unique telling of Point Pleasant Mothman events or you are interested in stories told through puppetry.

Don't see it if you are not in a Halloween frame of mind and you are not willing to experience new ideas in storytelling.

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Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Edgy, Intense

See it if If you enjoy experimental theater. This show combines live music, live cam projection and puppetry in a setting that's great for Holloween.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy errie stories based on real events. You don't like shows with loud sound effects, dizzying image and gothic stage designs.

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Confusing, Disappointing

See it if enjoy being assaulted by low-tech puppetry as abstract performance art combined with live headache inducing video projections.

Don't see it if you expect any kind of narrative that tells you anything about the events that inspired the images presented.

Also The score was more impressive than the imagery. There was a lot of tex... Read more Read less

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Clever, Intense, Quirky, Confusing, Great staging

See it if you like puppetry shows that are artistically done. The visuals were great. I enjoyed the eeriness it produced in me. Story was confusing.

Don't see it if you don't like science fiction. It's based on a true story of a town in hysteria about a Mothman like creature that is creating fear.

Also Artistically it was amazing. Especially the beginning when it gave me ... Read more Read less

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Quirky, Slow

See it if You like puppet shows for adults. You want to see something really different and nontraditional. You like plays with very little dialog.

Don't see it if You only like traditional theatre. You only like plays with live actors. You don't like plays that are slow moving. You don't like horror

Also The puppets are magnificent rod puppets and the puppeteers are quite s... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you like paranormal mysteries, shadow and tabletop puppetry, live video projections, string music and the feeling of going to a silent movie

Don't see it if you don't like stories based on non-fiction, eerie sounds and creepy puppets.

Also There are lots of great performers, musicians and creative ideas in th... Read more Read less