Our Ivey Award-winning production
Appearing at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
June 21 & June 22 at 7:30PM
June 23 at 7:00PM
Inspired by the dead-pan characters of celebrated Norwegian graphic novelist JASON, Psst! is a show that combines the zany rag-time of Betty Boop-era animation, with the sensational expressionism of the classic silent film Metropolis. The entire story is told in mask and dance, with only a single spoken word: “Psst!” With a cast of 13 dancers, a full-length original score, and an ingeniously interactive set that brings the 2-D world of the graphic novel to 3-D life, the Ivey and Sage Award-winning Off-Leash Area pulls out all the creative stops to tell a universal and poignant story about love and loss.
"what we have here is your standard stilt-walking, masked,
silent film-style mytho-melodrama in the modern world,
alternately funny, creepy, heart-warming, schmaltzy,
goofy, mad-cap, and heart-breaking.......expect to cry"
- Lightsey Darst, dance writer
“a distinctive aesthetic vision (with) moments of real beauty and poignancy…
based on the work of a Norwegian graphic novelist simply called Jason…
it evocatively captures Jason's world, in which a proletarian
protagonist (in a fantastic papier-mâché mask) battles numbing
postindustrial life while fighting off dark forces to win his (deceased) lady love.”
– Quinton Skinner, City Pages
Off-Leash Area Recommends: Bedlam Theatre's 10Fest!
At Mixed Blood Theatre, May 29 through June 1
Seating limited to 100 guests per show. And 10 minute plays inside, outside, all around Mixed Blood.
There will be a BBQ between the Saturday shows and food trucks available before all other shows.
Get tickets online, $15 for one or $25 for both. Or pick them up at the door for $15 each.
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