Throughout this weekend, The Baltimore Theater Project will be hosting performances of Alonzo’s Lullaby, a shadow puppet masterpiece with an original score by Nicholas Sjostrom and Emmy nominated and 2011 b Grant winner ellen cherry!
Receiving the prestigious Union Internationale de la Marionette citation of excellence in puppetry in 2009, Alonzo’s Lullaby is inspired by the Hagenback- Wallace Circus train wreck of 1918. The performances will be executed by three puppeteers (aka lanterneers) who project 2-dimensional images made of plastic and acrylic gels onto a screen with three overhead projectors. From their website: “Custom tables hold the overhead projectors and the puppets to allow various animated tricks. With graceful, hand manipulated cutouts and a bold graphic sensibility; this is a unique form of puppetry that in spirit and technique blends the manipulation of objects with the tricks of Victorian Magic Lantern slide shows and brings a modern twist to pre-cinema.”
In addition, ellen cherry will be performing the score live at each of the four performances throughout the weekend, don’t miss it!
Friday, March 9 @ 7pm
Saturday, March 10 @ 3pm
Saturday, March 10 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 11 @ 3pm
Regular ~ $20
Seniors/Artists/Military ~ $15
Students ~ $10
Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to showtime. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE.
For more info, check out http://theatreproject.org/