Saturday, November 4, 2017

Life is a masquerade, my friends – Come to The Masquerade!

The Connecticut Guild of Puppetry will be celebrating the life and work of its mask genius friend, Larry Hunt. Long time resident of Bethlehem, CT, Larry was an actor, director, mask-maker, puppeteer and educator who was internationally acclaimed for his innovative approaches to body movement and improvisation.

To honor Larry, The Connecticut Guild of Puppetry will host the first ever Masquerade! Come in mask and costume and be a part of the Promenade – you might even win an award! Enjoy dancing to an eclectic mix of music during much of the evening. Special entertainment will include: Steve Long’s ‘Shishi-mai’, a traditional Japanese Lion Dance; Sova Theater’s Adelka Polak, former partner of Larry Hunt, performing ‘Born in Clay’, a short mask and puppet piece that she developed within the context of Masque Theatre using two of Larry’s masks for a dramatic moment of transformation; and actual footage of Larry Hunt’s performances. Come, remember Larry, and rejoice in Masquerade!

The bar will be by cash donation. Light refreshments, some even in disguise (!) are included in the admission. To register call 860-567-0857 or register online:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Carriage House, WMCC and The Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Members: $25.00Non-members: $35.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. To register call 860-567-0857 or register HERE!