A Quarreling Pair: a triptych of small puppet plays

by Jane Bowles, Lally Katz & Cynthia Troup

directed by Margaret Cameron

A Quarreling Pair 

Following revelatory sell-out seasons at La Mama Melbourne and Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, "A Quarreling Pair" by Australia's Aphids returns to its inspirational and intellectual source, New York City, to be presented by La MaMa E.T.C., 74A East Fourth Street from October 29 to November 8. The production is part of La MaMa Puppet Series 3, a trio of adult puppet theater productions that are brimming with international art forms. The series is curated by Denise Greber. "A Quarreling Pair" is actually an evening of three miniature puppet plays including the play by that name written by American avant-garde writer Jane Bowles in the 1940s. Bowles' play is an intense study of the desire to feel both safe and free in our most precious relationships. Aphids' evening adds two more plays for the same two sister characters, one written by Lally Katz and one written by Cynthia Troup. Both of these plays are filled with Bowles' unique blend of comedy and dark candour and elaborate on her ambivalent imagery. In "Mr Peterson's Milk" by Lally Katz, the sisters are fearlessly together, sharing a surreal adventure inside the milkman's brain. "And When They Were Good" by Cynthia Troup finds the sisters restless, inhabiting an old fairytale. The evening vividly combines object theatre, live actors, puppets and music. They are performed by actor Caroline Lee and puppeteer Sarah Kriegler and directed by Margaret Cameron. Sound design is by Jethro Woodward.

Performances: 

 10/29/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/30/2009 at 8:00pm
 10/31/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/1/2009 at 2:30pm
 11/5/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/6/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/7/2009 at 8:00pm
 11/8/2009 at 2:30pm

Theatre/Venue La MaMa Experimental Theatre 

74A East 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-475-7710 
Website for reservations www.lamama.org  
Running time 1hr. 0min. 

 

Producing Organization: LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club  
Website www.lamama.org  
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