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Chimpanzee + Ashes


Chimpanzee is made possible through the generous support of the Jim Henson Foundation and Cheryl Henson. Chimpanzee was the recipient of The 2019 Jim Henson Foundation Residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Ashes is made possible through the generous support of the Jim Henson Foundation, with additional support provided by The American-Scandinavian Foundation.

About the show

This March, two puppet pieces come to HERE as part of our Dream Music Puppetry Program!

by Nick Lehane
Mar 7-17
“To endow animals with human emotion has long been a scientific taboo. But if we do not, we risk missing something fundamental, about animals and us.”
– Frans de Waal, primatologist and ethologist

An aging, isolated chimpanzee pieces together the fragments of her childhood in a human family. Bleak reality bleeds to vivid memory in this non-verbal puppet play. Inspired by true events.

by Plexus Polaire
Mar 12-17
Ashes is the collision of two stories a generation apart. In a small village in the south of Norway, we find is a young man who sets houses on fire, and a writer who seizes them as literary material several decades later. These two tragically ordinary beings bend under the onslaught of their demons, burning with a secret fire that consumes them. A story of the human condition, Ashes explores the beast lurking in everyone, and examines our silent agreement with it, not to be devoured.



Chimpanzee: Mar 7-17
Tue-Sat @ 7pm
Sat & Sun @ 2pm

First Week: $15
General Admission: $25
Premium Reserved Admission: $45

Ashes: Mar 12-17
Tue-Sat @ 8:30pm
Sat-Sun @ 4pm

General Admission: $25
Premium Reserved Admission: $45

See both shows for $40!

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