Taking the Waters by Lemony S Puppet Theatre
Three sisters gather together after many years apart. One of them is dying.
In this complex world, old patterns of behaviour play out, old wounds are re-exposed and ultimately, a new reality where three becomes two must be found.
Created in collaboration with internationally celebrated artist Kyoko Imazu, singer-songwriter Susannah Espie and Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Taking the Waters is a visually stunning, aching and humorous examination of the absurdity of life and death.
This new work from Lemony S Puppet Theatre combines live performance, sung voice, bunraku puppets and object theatre with stunning and multi-layered shadow scenes.
Composition/performer – Suzannah Espie
Performer – Fiona McLeod
Performer/puppeteer – Tamara Rewse
Writer/director – Sarah Kriegler
Set & costume design – Yvette Turnbull
Shadow puppetry design & construction – Kyoko Imazu
Puppetry design, puppet maker & co-creator – Jacob Williams
Dramaturg – Ben Grant
Sound designer – Jethro Woodward
Lighting designer – Rachel Burke
Producer – Erin Milne (Bureau of Works)
Promotion photography – Sarah Walker
20 November - 30 November, 2019
Wed - Sat 8pm, Sunday 6pm, Sat matinee 2pm (Sat 30 November)
Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
FULL $33, CONC/STUDENT $28, PREVIEW $25
Auslan interpreted – Thursday 28 November at 8pm
Relaxed performance – Saturday 30 November at 2pm