Hudson to China will be performed Thursday, December 8, 2011 thrugh Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the invitational Voice 4 Vision Puppetry Festival, at Theatre for the New City, 155 1st Ave, btwn 9th & 10th Streets: Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 PM; Friday, December 9th at 9 PM; Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 11th at 4:30 PM. Tickets are available online through Voice 4 Vision, and at the Theatre for the New City box office. Tickets prices range $10 to $15.
The worlds of three very different dreamers collide in Hudson to China, an elaborate toy theatre presentation that spills out, over, & around its boundaries, filling the entire stage with projections, puppetry, theatre, and live-music. Harry, an unemployed Wall Street Broker, dreams of success by literally conquering what he fears: China & its economy. Hua, a recent Chinese immigrant, struggles to find her place in the fast-paced life of New York City. Meanwhile, the Statue of Henry Hudson longs to finish his journey to the mythical Orient. On their journeys the voyagers and we, the audience, are challenged to question our perceptions of China, capitalism, consumerism, and the universal human desire to succeed. There are three puppeteer/actors and a one-man band; Bob Goldberg plays throughout the piece, incorporating the accordion & a multitude of percussion instruments.
Special Event: Hudson to China will be followed by a 7-minute epilogue created by the Chinese senior citizens of Sirovich Senior Center in response to Hudson to China, entitled: China to Hudson. China to Hudson has been developed in collaborative between Concrete Temple Theatre, Sirovich Senior Center and is part of Dixon Place’s Cultural Education & Community Outreach Program, supported by NYSCA and DCA.
Support for Hudson to China comes from: a commission by the Hudson Opera House with funds from the New York State Council for the Arts as well as Concrete Temple Theatre’s support from NYSCA and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in addition to a Jim Henson Foundation Project Grant and Dixon Place’s Puppet Blok.
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