CONCRETE TEMPLE THEATRE:
Flinn has enjoyed working with this cutting edge NYC company for many years. He has created scores and songs for several projects that incorporate dance, puppetry, and the re-telling of fables. The productions have toured the world, playing in dozens of international locations as well as Off-Broadway.
Set deep in the Sagebrush Desert, PACKRAT is a puppet-forward new multi-media play that contemplates humanity’s relationship with the natural world. At the center of the action is Bud, a peculiar rodent with a penchant for hoarding humankind’s goods. When a discarded cigar sparks a wild fire, the animals in Bud’s valley flee for their lives. Already an outcast among the desert animals for his hoarding instincts, he gets blamed for the human-made disasters infiltrating their lives. When they ban him from the community, Bud must set out alone amidst a raging fire, to confront human-made dangers and a few natural ones. PACKRAT is a poignant account of Bud’s journey to find his place in the world, and his ultimate realization that the interconnectedness of life rules the day.
GEPPETTO: EXTRAORDINARY EXTEMETIES
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities is a tale of resilience, adaptation and ingenuity that tells the story of puppet-maker Geppetto, who is attempting to perform — all by himself for the first time ever — the grand mythical love story of Perseus, who slays a sea monster to save his beloved Andromeda. During the show things begin to go haywire, and Geppetto finds himself desperately improvising to overcome the challenges of performing solo while at the same time scrambling to devise new story lines, new characters, and even new limbs.
WANDERLUSTERS PRESENT “ACHTUNG GRIMM”
In Wanderlusters Present “Achtung Grimm!” jobless circus stars stage the Brothers Grimm tales. A mix of comedy, song, dance, puppets and a lot of attitude make for a brilliant rediscovery of the Germanic tales. From Snow White’s Mirror Mirror singing how he determines “Who is the fairest of them all,” to The Juniper Tree’s Stepmother singing “What’s in it for me?” before decapitating her Stepson, The Wanderlusters give the Grimm tales a comic yet menacing twist.
Book & Direction by: Renee Philippi; Lyrics & Music by: Lewis Flinn; Sets by: Carlo Adinolfi; Lights by: Renee Molina; Costumes by: Cherie Cunningham; Featuring: Vera Beren, Mi Sun Choi, Bob Goldberg, Sandra Parris, Maggie Steele, and Michael Tomlinson