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Ship of Fools

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Members say: Ambitious, Funny, Confusing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

About the show

HERE Arts Center presents a multi-disciplinary theater piece examining the age-old practice of pathologizing women. More…

In this experimental performance, audiences travel through re-imagined moments in history that are interrupted by flashes of jarring fantasy which turn the narrative on its head. Fusing live music, puppetry, and movement, and drawing inspiration from poignant sources like Marilyn Monroe’s diary and speeches by female celebrities, 'Ship of Fools' is an intimate, topsy-turvy journey that spotlights women’s voices. Part of HARP, the HERE Artist Residency Program. Note: Only 20 seats available per performance!  

Member Reviews (2)


Ambitious, Funny, Confusing, Quirky, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you like puppetry, don't need straight story, you are open to feminism. show is pretty strange, about women and labels of madness in history

Don't see it if you are an misogynist, you dont like experimental theater or puppets

Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Funny

See it if you wanna laught a lot

Don't see it if you're looking for serious stuff

October 20th, 2016
“Visual artist and puppeteer Jessica Scott navigates through a satiric and fascinating new media ‘seascape’ with a dysfunctional ship’s crew, albeit all women. ‘Ship of Fools’ uses nightmare structure, intentionally drawing from Book VI of Plato’s ‘Republic’ (from whence its title came), Bosch im...
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October 22nd, 2016
"This immersive piece explores society’s misconceptions of women and 'madness' in ways so new and so overwhelming it makes the entire audience spin...Sometimes there is so much going on that it borders on sensory overload. Certain scenes try to feature words over visuals, but because there is sti...
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October 22nd, 2016
"Because 'Ship of Fools' is such a sensory overload of media, the takeaway is more experience-based than story-centric...While it’s difficult in the production’s 75-minute run time to fully wrap one’s mind around some of the very profound and important statements being made, the means of deliveri...
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October 23rd, 2016
"An expansion of what theatre and performance can be. Using live music, spoken word poetry, puppetry, movement and a unique visual design, we travel through re-imagined moments in history...The ideas, images, and concepts floated before us are sometimes obscure and others more straightforward. So...
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