Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tales of Japan's indigenous Ainu

Friday-Sunday, September 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm

Outdoor Garden 
Cathedral of St. John the Divine

111th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

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                        "In the outdoor garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine,
                          Mettawee River Theatre Company employs Ralph Lee's
                          gorgeous puppets to tell traditional stories about the
                          indigenous Ainu people of Japan."
                                                                 The New Yorker, September 19, 2011
                        "The puppeteer Ralph Lee delves into strange worlds, both
                          physical and metaphysical, in his inspired productions."
                                                          The New York Times, September 9, 2011
Renowned puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee presents his Mettawee River Theatre Company in the New York premiere of  The Old Boat Goddess - Songs of the Ainu, three entertaining traditional tales from the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan.  A company of actor/singers handle the superb giant figures, puppets and masks to tell these adventurous tales of interactions between humans, gods and the natural world.

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