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Created by Manual Cinema
When the persona of “Death” unexpectedly finds herself in California, she trades her scythe for an iPhone and wanders Hollywood, “swiping right” on loss and introducing unexpected connections into the otherwise disparate lives of a ghost, a young girl and an elderly projectionist. This ambitious show uses multiple puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras and three screens to create a live “movie” for the audience. Accompanied by four musicians playing an original score, along with live foley sound effects, Mementos Mori is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling!
Recently named the Chicago Tribune’s “Company of the Year” Manual Cinema uses disarmingly simple tools to tell transformative stories. Now they bring their new, feature-length performance to the Nichols stage, giving WT audiences the opportunity to experience this fresh and unique style of intimate storytelling.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm
select Sundays at 6pm
select Sundays at 2pm
select Wednesdays at 3pm
(Vocals and Sound Effects)
(Vocals and Guitar)
Julia Miller (Director)
Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter (Original Music & Sound Design)
Lizi Breit and Drew Dir (Puppet Design)
Lizi Breit and Ben Kauffman (Video Projections Design)
Mieka van der Ploeg (Costume Design)
Claire Chrzan (Lighting Design)
Adam Veness (Scenic Design)
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
Open-Captioned performance: Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3pm
Join us after every Tuesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute discussion of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us after every Wednesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute talk-back featuring actors from the production, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us at 7:00pm in the Patron's Lounge before every Thursday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute primer on the context and content of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
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