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Level 1 Takeover – The Lear Project Part 1: How Pleasant to Know Him

May 2nd, 2022

Actor-puppeteer Brad Brackenridge and dance-theatre artist Dreda Blow join forces to create a production based on the life and poetry of enigmatic Victorian author and illustrator, Edward Lear. Two lonely traveling minstrels explore Lear’s nonsensical world, his dreams of sweet romance and nightmares of frustration and solitude. In a whirlwind of song, dance, and puppetry, they journey to the depths of Lear’s mind- a magical place where crickets chirp while old men make stuffing, and the Owl and the Pussycat waltz in the moonlight. Featuring an original score composed by Bruno Merz, and special Owl and Pussycat masks/puppets created by Clelia Scala.

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