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Opening acts nightly featured a different Chicago puppet or object artist: 

Jurrell Lewis as Doctor Harold T.M. Lawrence.

David Gordezsky with The Dolphin Show

Livia Reiner as The Read Head

Myra Su with Tolerance 101

Maxine Frendel and Ty Easly with She's Famous for Being Famous

Maddy Low and Lara Carling

Josephine the Mouse Singer

Inspired by "Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk" by Franz Kafka

When Josephine the Mouse Singer requests to be let our of her daily work responsibilities to focus on her singing, she sets the town a-scurry. As the mice deliberate, doubt begins to trickle in concerning Josephine’s talent. The Mouse Folk are faced with a choice: do they expose their singer for the fraud she might be, or should they turn a blind eye so they can keep gathering at her concerts? A little tale of the things that bring folks together.

Presented by the Curious Theatre Branch as a part of Rhinofest 2018, Prop Thtr

TEAM

CREATED AND DIRECTED BY Dani Wieder and Itzel Blancas

CURATED BY Dani Wieder

PUPPET DESIGN BY Jurrell Lewis

MUSIC DIRECTION AND SOUND DESIGN BY Corson Barnard

LIGHTING DESIGN BY Avi Sheehan

WITH PERFORMANCES BY

Gabriel Levine as the Mouse Folk

Ariana Silvan-Grau as Josephine the Singer

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photos by Eric L. Kirkes