Taking Menticia to the Paperhand Puppet Intervention show: "The Living Sea of Memory"
Tonight I took Menticia and her sister to the Forest Theater in Chapel Hill (on the UNC campus) to see Paperhand's 10th annual show. This year, four sub-shows:
- The Living Sea ("our version of the Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation epic) with fabulous huge monsters;
- The Quest ("inspired by the tale "Iron John" and carrying forward gifts we all received from the passing of a dear friend and teacher)
- Memory ("created by asking the cast to share with us their own family stories")
- Beginnings ("from the Mayan writings of the Popul Vuh. We discovered these stories through our readings and travels to southern Mexico")
The girls and I were rapt. I am smitten with the epic, archetypal images these folks imagine and create, and with their cheerful young energy. The band was exceptionally good and I liked the music. All told, a complete success!
The show is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at the Forest Theater through September 7 and then goes indoors for one more weekend.