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LIVING THINGS: The Message is a Mess

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Inner Fish Performance Co. & UBC Okanagan present: The Message is a Mess
Feb 2, 3, 4 at 7pm and Feb 5 at 2pm
As Part of UBCO’s Living Things – A festival of puppets, masks and performing objects January 27 – February 5, 2017.

THE MESSAGE IS A MESS by Moth Orbit Object Theatre (Wryly Andherson)

A brain on a dinner plate tries desperately to declare his interest in a brain on another table. A message is born from the brain and sent to bridge the gap… but is the message in danger of being scrambled along the way?

The Message is a Mess is a table­top puppet/object theatre piece about the uncertain path that communications travel. It bewilders and estranges a process that is taken for granted­­ that when we speak, we will be understood­­ that ideas pass whole and untroubled from one mind to another. Wryly Anderson is a Vancouver-based performance artist specializing in puppetry and object theatre. In nearly 15 years of performance experience, he has written, designed, built, performed and stage-managed in more than thirty different puppet-theatre productions. He explores the dramatic uses of performing objects: how anything and everything can be brought to life, from everyday found objects to the most deliberately designed puppets, masks, costumes and sets. Moth Orbit Object Theater is a moth-eaten monument built of found objects and rejected materials. Re-imagined and re-animated, trash becomes treasure and static materials become spirited. Each act of puppetry holds a mirror to the existential condition and suggests a solution: it is possible to remain enchanted despite an awareness of the mechanisms at play.


Tickets:$20 Adult, $15 Student w/id, $15 Senior w/id
Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.


February 5
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Inner Fish Performance Co. and UBCO


Rotary Centre for the Arts
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Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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