Genre: Kids, Other

Two puppet plays set on a tabletop

Unauthorized Magic in Oz is written and directed by Edward Einhorn
Evolution is created and directed by Barry Weil and Tanya Khordoc

Unauthorized Magic in Oz is a toy theater piece based on the modern Oz novels of creator Edward Einhorn and the illustrations of celebrated artist Eric Shanower. Evolution is a comic fable tracking two characters as they evolve from amoeba to human. Both use a varied and visually astonishing vocabulary of puppetry, including bunraku, hand puppetry, rod puppetry, shadow puppetry, and classic toy theater techniques.

Unauthorized Magic in Oz originated in the Toy Theater Festival at St. Ann's Warehouse, and it tells the story of a boy living in Munchkin Country, whose mother and friend are both sorcerers, although they know it is against the law. But when Glinda the Good discovers their activities, they have a lot of explaining to do. It is set inside miniature houses, which both serve as little theaters and are also puppets themselves. It features the work of Eric Shanower, winner of two Eisner Awards for his graphic novel Age of Bronze, the music of William Niederkorn (Fairy Tales of the Absurd), and the puppets/sets of Berit Johnson and Barry Weil. It is performed by Edward Einhorn, Talaura Harms, Tanya Khordoc and Maxwell Zener.
About the Company: Untitled Theatre Company, #61

Untitled Theater Company #61 is a Theater of Ideas: scientific, political, philosophical, and above all theatrical.

Open:   10/15/05
Close:   11/19/05

Saturdays at 11am
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Presented by: Untitled Theatre Company, #61         Official Web Site: www.untitledtheater.com