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Ada Ava

Wed 3rd – Fri 19th Aug 2016

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“A story of the fantastic and supernatural, exploring mourning, melancholy and self”

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Manual Cinema

SUMMARY

In their UK debut, presented with Underbelly Productions, Chicago-based Manual Cinema uses overhead projectors, actors, live music and hundreds of shadow puppets to tell a story of the fantastic and supernatural, exploring mourning, melancholy and self. Ada/Ava was recently nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.

Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada solitarily marks time in the patterns of a life built for two. A traveling carnival and a trip to a mirror maze plunge her into a journey across the thresholds of life and death.

Nearly three hundred handmade shadow puppets are manipulated on old school overhead projectors to create a live animated film. The projections in Ada/Ava are supported by an original musical score that's performed by a live ensemble of musicians. In making a story about identical twins, no dialogue was necessary as so much of the communication happens through shadow. Part ghost story, part suspense thriller, Ada/Ava is a very personal portrait of two characters.

Admission: £7 – £13(£12)

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