What does it mean to transform a park into a puppet theater stage? Why bother presenting theater under the sun, out in the streets, putting it directly in front of the public at large, which also means at their mercy? Puppetry, Mask, and street performance is ancient form of theater which has existed since before humans built theaters or invented ticket prices and income brackets. It's inevitably a participatory theater, since traffic, conversations, wind, and bird whistles become collaborators in the creation of the experience.
The Possibilitarian Puppet Theater is offering a Free Crash Course Workshop on Sunday, July 22nd, from 1-5pm, at Fairview Park in Ohio City, Cleveland. Participants will be thrown into the special blend of how's and why's that is a Possibilitarian street performance, which will then actually be performed in two parks: Fairview park on Thursday July 26th at 7pm, and in Coventry Village park on Sunday July 29th at 2pm. Participation in one or both performances is a mandatory part of participation in the workshop, and promises to be the fun part. Please register by July 20th for planning purposes by calling Daniel at 215-771-8287. There is no cost for this workshop, it's FREE.
Possibilitarians are performing a new outdoor circus show, "Rags & Riches Circus," a circus for each side of the river. Bring the whole family and see a live Brass Band, circus performers, paper mache animals, cops and robbers, masks and creatures of all sorts as they transform a city park into a vibrant, joyous living circus arena! There is no admission cost, bring your blanket or chair!
First performance on the West Side....
THURSDAY, July 26th
Fairview Park in Ohio City 7 PM with Ice Cream Social! AKA- free ice cream with the puppet circus! *RAINDATE Monday, July 30th at 7pm
Second performance on the East Side.... SUNDAY, July 29 at Peace Park on Coventry in Cleveland Heights 2 PM
Need to know where to go? Click on the following links for map images of each location: Map to Fairview Park in Ohio City Located south of Franklin Avenue, between West 32nd and West 38th Streets; parking is available on both streets. Map to Peace Park in Cleveland Heights Located on Coventry Rd, south of Mayfield Heights and Euclid Heights, next to the Heights Library; parking on street & parking garage on Coventry.