Manual Cinema, Mementos Mori

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Alice Jepson Theatre

“This Chicago troupe is conjuring phantasms to die for…” The New York Times

2016 Drama Desk Award-nominee Manual Cinema is a performance collective, design studio, and film/video production company that combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen. Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with ingenuity and theatricality.

When Death takes an unexpected holiday, an elderly film projectionist finds a new lease on life; a ghost explores the afterlife with her iPhone; a 7-year-old girl discovers her own mortality. In Manual Cinema’s most ambitious show to date, a cast of six puppeteers use hundreds of paper puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras, and three screens to create a live “movie” in front of the audience. Accompanied by four musicians and live sound effects, the result is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling. Mementos Mori is a lively, beguiling meditation on death and dying.

Ticket Information
Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances) $27
Adult: $34 UR Student $10
Senior (62+): $31 UR Employee: $29
Child (0-12): $17 Group (20+): $31

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This engagement of Manual Cinema is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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