Eye of the Storm
Our new piece Eye of the Storm is about a woman awaiting the return of her sailor son on an eroding island that is facing a severe storm. She is an elegant Madame in the form of a rod puppet, dwelling in a make shift abode in the sand, haunted by shadow visions of her son’s life. Her only neighbors are a set of hand puppets in their puppet booth who are loud, obnoxious and grotesque. A fiery dynamic develops as the slow moving Madame encounters the fast paced rhythm of the hand puppets, as elegance meets working class, as all the puppets are facing the increasingly severe storm sequences. In the end everything has transformed and the Madame finds a new freedom.